the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

  1. Wiz Khalifa Rolling Toward First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2014 6:48 PM EDT Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa is on track to snare his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . Industry sources forecast his new release, Blacc Hollywood , to sell perhaps 80,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 24. Wiz Khalifa's 'Blacc Hollyw ...

  2. It's Official: You Can't Own a Facebook 'Like'

    August 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT A Florida federal judge made social media history on Wednesday, determining that the woman who created a Facebook page for The Game can't establish she owns a property interest in some 6.2 million "likes" she amassed. Stacey Mattock ...

  3. Shakira's Illegally Copied Song Puts Sony on Hook for Damages

    August 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT On Tuesday, after conducting a bench trial, a New York federal judge concluded that a subsidiary of Sony Music was liable for copyright infringement for Colombian superstar Shakira 's "Loca" from her 2010 album, Sale el Sol . Shakir ...

  4. No Surprise Here: Spotify Streams Soar While Track Sales Fall

    August 20, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Streaming activity at the most popular music subscription service has soared as digital track sales have fallen over the past year. The streaming numbers comes from Music Ally 's analysis of Spotify's Top 50 chart over the course of a ye ...

  5. Delaware Enacts Wide-Ranging Law to Transfer Digital Rights and Accounts After Death

    August 20, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Delaware has become the first state in the union to enact a wide-ranging law that oversees the transfer of citizens' digital ownership and access -- iTunes and Twitter accounts alike -- to the relatives of the deceased. The new law reads : Ex ...

  6. Market for Tablets Is Changing and Declining, But What Does That Mean for Music?

    August 20, 2014 1:43 PM EDT Tablet sales are slowing. The types of tablets sold are changing, too -- and these trends will change how people experience music on mobile devices. News of the tablet's fall has been everywhere. Apple announced year-over-year iPad unit sales ...

  7. Justin Bieber and His Bodyguard Sued for Alleged Assault

    August 20, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Justin Bieber and his team are in legal trouble again. Photographer Aja Oxman is suing Bieber and his bodyguard Dwayne Patterson for physically beating him and destroying his camera in Hawaii. In a lawsuit filed by attorney Sark Ohanian , Oxman se ...

  8. Hello, World: Bandposters and Its Smart, Simple Idea

    August 20, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Name: Bandposters Founders: Jonathan Sexton (CEO), Mike Fabio (COO), Travis Vignon (CTO) Founded: 2013 Location: Nashville, TN Business sector(s): Marketing Funding: Undisclosed seed round Investors: Mark Montgomery, Joe Glaser, Jonathon Barnes, T ...

  9. Mixcloud Adds Two Paid Tiers

    August 20, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Mixcloud , the London-based Internet radio company that specializes in long-form EDM content, is offering paid tiers of service to complement its advertising-free radio product. The premium-tier account removes advertisements and costs $6.99 per m ...

  10. Apple Stock Reaches All-Time High

    August 20, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook 's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs . The milestone represents a ...

  11. Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Stagehands Union

    August 20, 2014 9:43 AM EDT New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will ...

  12. U.K. to Introduce Age-Based Rating System for Online Music Videos

    August 20, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Overtly sexual and explicit music videos distributed online are to carry advisory age ratings in the United Kingdom from October as part of a pilot scheme 'to help parents protect their children from graphic content,'  British Prime Mini ...

  13. Australia’s Live Entertainment Biz Reaches All-Time High in 2013: Report

    August 20, 2014 7:24 AM EDT Live entertainment proved to be a hot ticket Down Under in 2013, with revenue reaching an all-time high of nearly Australian $1.5 billion ($1.39 billion), new research reveals. In its latest Annual Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey , Live Per ...

  14. Casey Kasem's Body to Be Buried in Norway, Wife Cites Heritage

    August 20, 2014 2:58 AM EDT The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo , a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday. Kasem, the host of "American ...

  15. Soundwave Fest Expands, Announces Line-Up With Faith No More, Slipknot & Soundgarden

    August 19, 2014 11:18 PM EDT Australia’s Soundwave, one of the biggest touring hard-rock festivals on the planet, will be even bigger next year.  In an announcement that took many observers by surprise, organizers have revealed the Soundwave 2015 program would be spread over ...

  16. Bob Marley Gets Bio-Musical Treatment in Baltimore

    August 19, 2014 9:46 PM EDT Baltimore's theater scene will feel some positive vibrations next year when Baltimore Center Stage premieres a Bob Marley musical. Focused on the reggae legend's life between 1975 and the tail-end of 1977, the story of "Marley" ...

  17. Charles M. Young, Punk Rock Journalist, Dead at 63

    August 19, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Rock journalist Charles M. Young, who joined Rolling Stone magazine in 1976 and championed New York's CBGB punk scene at its inception, died of cancer on Monday, Aug. 18. Young's passing follows a year-and-a-half battle with with a stage ...

  18. Trisha Yearwood Signs With Sony, Announces New Album

    August 19, 2014 7:35 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood is back and gearing up for a very busy fall. On Tuesday evening (Aug. 19) at a press event in Nashville, the Grammy-winning vocalist announced she's signing with Sony Music Nashville, launching her own imprint, Gwendolyn Recor ...

  19. T.I. Sounds off on Ferguson: 'America Has Created a Monster'

    August 19, 2014 7:33 PM EDT As protests over the Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. have continued to turn from peaceful to riots, Tuesday T.I. spoke out about the issue on Instagram.  In two posts, about three hours apart, the Atlanta rappe ...

  20. Michael A. Hoey, Producer, Director & Elvis Screenwriter, Dies at 79

    August 19, 2014 7:13 PM EDT Michael A. Hoey , who wrote the screenplays for a pair of  Elvis Presley films and was the architect behind the 1966 cult science-fiction movie The Navy vs. the Night Monsters , has died. He was 79. Hoey, the son of English actor  Dennis Hoey -- w ...

  21. Who Are This Year's Highest-Paid DJs?

    August 19, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Surprise! There’s a DJ out there who's making more money than Jay Z, according to Forbes . It's Calvin Harris , who topped Forbes ' annual DJ moneymaking power list, Electronic Cash Kings , with $66 million in annual earnings. Harri ...

  22. Buju Banton Granted New Appeal Hearing

    August 19, 2014 5:48 PM EDT A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton says a U.S. federal appellate court has agreed to hear his appeal. Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison The Grammy-winning singer is serving a 10-year sentence for convictions on cocai ...

  23. Taylor Swift Turns Radio On With 'Shake It Off'

    August 19, 2014 5:35 PM EDT As expected, Taylor Swift soared onto radio airwaves with her highly anticipated new single "Shake It Off." Swift released the high-energy, anti-haters pop anthem Tuesday during her Yahoo! live stream shortly after 5 p.m. ET. The song ...

  24. Life of Sugar Hill Records' Sylvia Heading to Big Screen

    August 19, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Paula Wagner , the producer who has been working on Broadway projects since splitting with former partner Tom Cruise, has acquired the film rights to the life story of the singer considered the mother of hip-hop: Sylvia Robinson . Sylvia's so ...

  25. Russian Streaming Startup Zvooq Has a Unique Strategy (and Just Received $20M in Funding)

    August 19, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Russian music streaming service Zvooq has raised $20 million in Series A funding, led by Russian e-commerce company Ulmart with participation of Essedel Capital, a Finnish private equity fund. The capital injection is a sign of change in a country ...

  26. Op-Ed: Killer Mike on the Problems Underlying the Chaos in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 3:05 PM EDT I have searched all night and day for new and better words that could express my feelings and fear for the people of this country. I found no new words. I have no hope-filled insight to deliver. I only have this warning to all Americans: Whatever ...

  27. Guest Post: Why Honda's $50 Million Play for Music Content Isn't Working

    August 19, 2014 2:54 PM EDT We all know that music marketing spending is growing exponentially. Like mobile, digital or social, it has the power to improve the bottom line, to unite people, and to put brands in a position of providing actual real-life value. So… what just ha ...

  28. 'Sons of Anarchy' Band The Forest Rangers Crowdfunding Debut Album

    August 19, 2014 2:50 PM EDT The band that accompanies the biker saga on FX's Sons of Anarchy is asking its gang of fans to help support an album of all original songs. The Forest Rangers, led by musician and music supervisor Bob Thiele Jr. , have launched a PledgeMusic ...

  29. EP to the Rescue! Short Albums Are a Rare Music Business Success Story

    August 19, 2014 2:44 PM EDT It’s the rare music sales success story: In resurrecting the EP, or “extended play,” a format comprising eight or fewer songs, record labels are moving enough units to build revenue for a baby act with a song on the rise, and could see even greate ...

  30. DJ Skee Debuts DASH Radio, Taps East Village Radio Co-Founder, L.A. Reid As Investors

    August 19, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Give Scott Keeney , a.k.a. DJ Skee , a minute to talk about his love for radio, and you’ll wind up getting five. That’s what Peter Ferraro , co-founder of East Village Radio, got on the day he announced the impending closure of his pioneering in ...

  31. Exclusive: The Prodigy Signs With Warner Bros. Imprint Three Six Zero Music in the U.S.

    August 19, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Warner Bros. and the Prodigy have something to rave about. The highly influential electronic act has signed to Three Six Zero Music, a new label which launched recently in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records. Three Six Zero is under license fr ...

  32. Upstart Label ChiBase Productions Targets Worldwide Audience For African Music

    August 19, 2014 11:44 AM EDT As the ancestral home of American jazz and the blues, Jamaican reggae and Trinidadian calypso, the music of Africa has had a far-reaching influence on genres throughout the world. Yet contemporary African artists, with few exceptions, struggle to ...

  33. Lindsey Stirling Partners With Maker Studios

    August 19, 2014 10:04 AM EDT Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling , whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times. The partnership ...

  34. Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Adds T.I. to Growing Cast

    August 19, 2014 9:41 AM EDT Marvel's Ant-Man has announced several new castings, including rapper T.I. , Bobby Cannavale ( Boardwalk Empire ), Judy Greer ( Archer ) and John Slattery ( Mad Men ). The film, directed by Peyton Reed , began principal photography on Monday ...

  35. Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album 'Popular Problems' Two Days After 80th Birthday

    August 19, 2014 8:16 AM EDT Two days after celebrating his 80th birthday, the peerless Leonard Cohen will release Popular Problems , his 13th studio album in a recording career that reaches back to 1967's landmark Songs of Leonard Cohen . Official confirmation of the ne ...

  36. Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Others Dish on Their 2014 Latin Chart Smashes

    August 19, 2014 8:02 AM EDT The sound of tropical-laced romance dominated radio airwaves for the first half of the year, according to Billboard's Hot Latin Songs recap of hits charting in the issues dated Dec. 7, 2013 through June 28, 2014. The style was a softening of ...

  37. 'Midnight Rider' Executive Producer Pleads Not Guilty to Sarah Jones Manslaughter Charge

    August 19, 2014 4:56 AM EDT Midnight Rider executive producer and production manager Jay Sedrish has waived his right for an arraignment and asked the court to enter a not guilty plea to criminal charges in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones . Sedrish, director Randal ...

  38. Craig Ferguson Reportedly Planning New Talk Show

    August 19, 2014 3:18 AM EDT Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015. The outgoing host of CBS' The Late Late Show would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according ...

  39. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Set to Take Off on Hot 100

    August 18, 2014 7:04 PM EDT Could Taylor Swift 's new single "Shake It Off" become her second No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100? The track is already off to a sizzling start and seems headed for the top of the chart. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off� ...

  40. Ron Spaulding Out at Capitol

    August 18, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Eighteen months after being named senior vice president of sales at Capitol Music Group, Ron Spaulding has exited the label’s iconic Hollywood tower.   A statement released on Aug. 18 named Vince Szydlowski senior vice president of Label Sales for ...

  41. Gloria and Emilio Estefan Broadway Show Sets Launch Date, Opens Twitter Casting Call

    August 18, 2014 4:17 PM EDT On Your Feet! , the previously announced Broadway musical based on the life of Latin music power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan , is slated to premiere on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. Preview performances will kick o ...

  42. George Strait’s Final Concert to Get Cable Broadcast

    August 18, 2014 2:38 PM EDT If you weren’t one of the record-setting 104,000 fans in attendance at George Strait’s final concert, you’re in luck. The entire show will air on CMT Friday, Aug. 29 in a two-hour exclusive premiere. George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away will air f ...

  43. Round Hill Wins Howie Day Catalog in Auction

    August 18, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Round Hill Music has won an auction to buy the publishing catalog of Howie Day , as well as the royalty income stream from master recordings of his work, including the hit song "Collide." According to sources, the Day publishing catalog ...

  44. Will New York's Met Opera Avoid Bankruptcy?

    August 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Update, Aug. 18 : Negotiations are scheduled to continue tomorrow (Aug. 19). The Metropolitan Opera reached tentative agreements Monday morning with the unions representing its orchestra and chorus after an all-night bargaining session, according ...

  45. Brad Paisley Helps Launch My Country Nation Digital Channel

    August 18, 2014 12:38 PM EDT Brad Paisley has partnered with a pair of content producers and a talent agency to launch a digital channel this month designed for country music fans. More on Paisley Brad Paisley Q&A: Country Star Talks 'Moonshine,' 'Accidenta ...

  46. Pharrell's 'Happy' is a Rare Bright Spot in Track Sales This Year

    August 18, 2014 12:12 PM EDT If U.S. track sales in 2014 had one theme, it would be "Happy" versus everything else. Pharrell 's hit song is the only top 200track of 2014 that's outselling its 2013 counterpart. And it's the only track to have bucked th ...

  47. Listen to Ice-T Narrate a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Audiobook

    August 18, 2014 11:53 AM EDT If you’ve been following Ice-T’s podcast , you know that the he’s been dabbling in audiobooks lately. What sort of audiobooks? Dungeons and Dragons, which he admits is quote the pronunciation challenge.  Well, now we’ve got hard evidence that Ice- ...

  48. FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Comments

    August 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commision has announced a five-day extension for the second round of public comments on its "Open Internet" proceedings regarding net neutrality. The deadline has been pushed back from Sept. 10 until Sept. 15 & ...

  49. Nelly Talks Ferguson & Setting Up a Scholarship in Michael Brown's Name: 'We Need to Strategize'

    August 18, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Nelly may have been thousands of miles from his hometown of St. Louis this past weekend, but the city was at the forefront of his mind while playing the Uforia festival in Los Angeles. During his show, he addressed the issues facing Ferguson since ...

  50. The Top Five Artists Who Could (Successfully) Drop a Surprise Album

    August 18, 2014 11:30 AM EDT What other acts could follow Beyonce and her surprise self-titled album release last December? Well, just about anybody. But who could do it and find tremendous success — like Beyonce ? (2 million sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.) ...

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