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  1. 'Midnight Rider' Trial Date Set for Early 2015

    September 30, 2014 10:16 PM EDT The involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass case against the Midnight Rider filmmakers in the February death of Sarah Jones is set to go to trial almost a year after the camera assistant was stuck and killed by a train on the set of the G ...

  2. Glen Campbell Sued Over Upcoming 'I'll Be Me' Documentary

    September 30, 2014 9:47 PM EDT Glen Campbell battled Alzheimer's Disease throughout the tour filmed in the upcoming documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me . Now he's facing a legal battle over its production and his relationship with director-producer James Keac ...

  3. Tracy Morgan: 'Walmart Is Blaming Me for an Accident They Caused'

    September 30, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Tracy Morgan has responded to Walmart's claim that he's partly responsible for the injuries he suffered in an accident this June because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt in Crash, Walmart S ...

  4. Krewella Mired in Legal Mess Involving DJ's Newfound Sobriety

    September 30, 2014 3:42 PM EDT The story of Krewella starts out like an American fable: Two sisters and one former boyfriend from a Chicago suburb form a music group and, using some social-media savvy, rocket to fame as headliners of popular EDM festivals worldwide. Unfortuna ...

  5. RZA Talks New Wu-Tang Album, Exclusive Content Delivery System

    September 30, 2014 3:14 PM EDT When it comes to hip-hop producers, Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA has always been among the most visionary and entrepreneurial of the bunch. Feeling the need to restore value to the artistry of music-makers in today's era of disposable content a ...

  6. Ticketmaster Enters Qatar, Site of World Cup

    September 30, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Live Nation's Ticketmaster has opened up an office in Qatar, its second entry into the Middle East in two years. The tiny nation of 2 million has a rapidly growing economy and was recently awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup, an event it insist ...

  7. U.K. Parody Laws Set to Come Into Effect

    September 30, 2014 1:10 PM EDT A small but significant change to U.K. legislation comes into effect Wednesday (Oct. 1) that will enable people to freely parody copyright protected video, film and TV works without fear of reprisal or legal challenge. The new laws ­-- actually ...

  8. eMusic Begins Purging Major Labels in Renewed Indie Push

    September 30, 2014 12:22 PM EDT Pioneering digital music store eMusic has announced a return to its indie roots, telling members that it will no longer sell releases distributed by major labels Sony, Universal and Warner. The site, which launched in 1998 as an online outlet fo ...

  9. Exclusive: The Harvard Business School Report on Beyonce

    September 30, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Last week, Billboard reported that the Harvard Business School had taken a close look at the release of Beyonc e 's surprise, self-titled album, dropped upon an unprepared world last December. At the time of Beyonce's midnight release, ...

  10. AC, Radio Disney Are All About That (Edited) 'Bass'

    September 30, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Chances are you're hearing Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" on the radio, a lot. If it's on a station geared to families, however, you may be hearing an edit that has given the song a more G-rated lyrical makeover. ...

  11. Could 'Weird Al' Yankovic’s Silent Film Short Be an Oscar Contender?

    September 30, 2014 10:43 AM EDT “Weird Al” Yankovic , who resurrected his recording career with a No. 1 album in July, has long resembled Jesus, and now he’s playing him in The Moving Picture Co. 1914 , a 22-minute silent film directed by triple Emmy winner Mark Kirkland , who ...

  12. Which Superstar Is Hosting the 2014 MTV EMAs?

    September 30, 2014 9:56 AM EDT Nicki Minaj will host the 20th anniversary edition of the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland this November. MTV made the announcement on Tuesday. Minaj, who performed at the MTV VMAs with Usher , will release her third studio album The Pink Print , l ...

  13. Spotify Officially Launches in Canada

    September 30, 2014 9:46 AM EDT Break out the Timbits and add some extra cheese curds to that poutine, Spotify is finally available in Canada. The music streaming giant officially invited Canadian music fans to the club on Tuesday, bringing Spotify to its 58th nation worldwide ...

  14. EU Regulators Say Ireland Gave Apple Sweetheart Tax Deals

    September 30, 2014 8:29 AM EDT European Union regulators said Tuesday that a probe has led to the "preliminary" conclusion that Ireland has given Apple "illegal state support" via special tax arrangements. The European Commission, the EU's antitrust a ...

  15. Prince Talks Tech, Talent & His Own Slice of Musical 'Heaven'

    September 30, 2014 12:13 AM EDT Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a ...

  16. Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against MP3Tunes Founder Michael Robertson

    September 29, 2014 11:22 PM EDT U.S. District Judge William Pauley , who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the opportunity on Monday to slam both sides of litigation that produced a $48 million jury verdict against ...

  17. KISS Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

    September 29, 2014 9:31 PM EDT A contributor to several KISS songs and former guitarist from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley 's pre-KISS band, Wicked Lester , was arrested in Beaufort County, S.C., on Friday and faces charges of uploading child pornography. Stephen Coronel ...

  18. UN's World Intellectual Property Organization Meets With Artistic Creators for First Time

    September 29, 2014 8:28 PM EDT For the first time, the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invited artistic creators to speak at their 54th General Assembly last week.  Musicians, film directors, screenwriters and visual artists from around th ...

  19. Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

    September 29, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve ...

  20. Gwen Stefani Finishing New Solo Album With Pharrell

    September 29, 2014 6:35 PM EDT It's been eight years since Gwen Stefani 's last solo album, 2006's The Sweet Escape , but the wait may soon be over for new music from the newly minted Voice coach. In a panel at New York's Advertising Week on Monday (Sep ...

  21. 'Midnight Rider' Assistant Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    September 29, 2014 6:01 PM EDT The criminal case involving the death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones has been expanded to include first assistant director Hillary Schwartz . Schwartz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, the same ...

  22. Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt in Crash, Walmart Says

    September 29, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Walmart truck on a highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday (Sept. 29). Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Cras ...

  23. Niykee Heaton Heats Up, With Assistance From Russell Simmons

    September 29, 2014 5:52 PM EDT Niykee Heaton 's debut EP, Bad Intentions , was released last Tuesday to noteworthy buzz, topping the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart (and quickly nestling into the top 10 in the iTunes Store). But if you haven't heard one of t ...

  24. What a VIP Concert Package Buys You: From Front-Row Paul McCartney Seats to Dance Parties With Ariana Grande's Dancers

    September 29, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Getty Images This article first appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Billboard . Kevin Haynes Touring ...

  25. Urban Outfitters Doesn't Sell the Most Vinyl

    September 29, 2014 3:42 PM EDT While Urban Outfitters may be telling the world that it is the world's premier seller of vinyl, record label executives tell Billboard that Amazon is the largest retailer selling the format. Reportedly, Urban Outfitters chief administrati ...

  26. Private Jet? No Problem. VIP Packages for Superfans Are Big Business for Tours & Festivals

    September 29, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Since the live event business rebounded in 2010, VIP programs, which offer seats closer to the stage, meet-and-greets with the artist and, in one extreme case, a private jet to the festival grounds (see story, below), increasingly have become bi ...

  27. What the Ello Is Happening? Behind the New Social Network's Big Week and Musical Roots

    September 29, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Somehow, the Vermont-based serial entrepreneur and artist behind KidRobot, a team of nine developers in Denver and a handful of designers in Boulder have collectively tapped into the hopes and frustrations of hundreds of thousands of the web’s ...

  28. RCA's Tom Corson, Pitbull Honored By T.J. Martell Foundation in NYC

    September 29, 2014 12:57 PM EDT RCA Records President and COO Tom Corson was honored Sunday at the 15th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Also honored was Polo Grounds Music/RCA recording artist Pitbull , who headline ...

  29. Marvel, Jack Kirby Estate Settlement Brings End to High-Stakes Copyright Battle

    September 29, 2014 11:56 AM EDT On Friday, Marvel ended a long and bitter feud with the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby , announcing a settlement just days before the U.S. Supreme Court had scheduled a conference to discuss whether to take up a case with potentially bil ...

  30. UMG Partners with Science Fictional Ad Placement Company Mirriad and Havas Agency

    September 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Universal Music Group artists have a new way to make money from their music videos following a three-way pact between the label, in-video advertising company Mirriad and global ad agency Havas. With the deal, Mirriad will use its digital product ...

  31. Corner Office: Andre Harrell, Vice Chairman of Revolt, on Working for Diddy and Discovering Robin Thicke

    September 29, 2014 10:01 AM EDT When Andre Harrell first met Sean Combs , the future Puff Daddy was but a wide-eyed intern at Uptown Records, the urban label Bronx native Harrell, 54, founded in 1983 that launched future R&B/hip-hop queen Mary J. Blige . Thirty years lat ...

  32. Samsung to Offer Google Play Music Service Free in Brazil

    September 29, 2014 8:34 AM EDT With several music streaming services already deeply entrenched in the Latin American marketplace, Google has partnered with Samsung to offer its Google Play Music service free of charge to Samsung users for an extended period of time. Related S ...

  33. Alt-J Nabs U.K. No. 1 with 'This Is All Yours'

    September 29, 2014 6:44 AM EDT British band Alt-J converted their status as critical indie favorites into mainstream crossover by debuting at No. 1 Sunday (Sept. 28) with their  This Is All Yours  album (Infectious Music). Meanwhile, Jessie J’s collaboration with Ariana Grand ...

  34. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a jo ...

  35. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys ...

  36. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Echosmith's 'Cool' Climbs, Jason Derulo Hits Top 40

    September 27, 2014 6:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Meghan Trainor leads an all-female Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "All About That Bass." Plus, Jeremih's "Don't Tell 'Em," featuring YG, hits the top 10 and Jennifer Lopez debu ...

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