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  1. Judge Orders Chris Brown to Stay Away From Ex Karrueche

    February 21, 2017 10:12 PM EST A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact ...

  2. Future Aiming for Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 21, 2017 6:20 PM EST Future ’s new self-titled album is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. If it launches atop the tally, it will secure the artist his fourth leader on the list. Those in the know suggest the set c ...

  3. Grammys Push Adele & Beyonce Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200, Plus More Grammys Chart Impact

    February 21, 2017 6:12 PM EST The 59th Annual Grammy Awards shine brightly on Billboard ’s newest charts (dated March 4), following the first tracking week of impact after the Feb. 12 show, which aired live on CBS TV. The latest charts reflect the sales and streaming tracking ...

  4. Eric Church's Manager Explains How He Cancelled 25,000 Tickets Held by Scalpers

    February 21, 2017 5:04 PM EST How does a country superstar like  Eric Church invalidate 25,000 tickets he believes are being resold on secondary market sites? By going through hundreds of pages of sales reports and weeding out scalpers, one ticket at a time. Church will kick o ...

  5. The Times They Are A-Changin': Is Folk Music Still Relevant for the Resistance?

    February 21, 2017 4:11 PM EST It’s hard to imagine the turbulent '60s without such folk songs as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Eve of Destruction” or “The Times They Are A-Changin’” serving as musical markers of protest. And when Lady Gaga opened her Super Bowl halftime show ea ...

  6. Coalition of 15 Music Orgs File Complaint Over Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    February 21, 2017 4:10 PM EST A coalition of 15 music organizations representing creators and companies has submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office about the safe harbors in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and why they’re not working for the music business. ...

  7. The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Breaks Record for Most Weeks in Hot 100's Top Five

    February 21, 2017 4:02 PM EST Somewhat contrary to its lyrics, The Chainsmokers ' "Closer," featuring Halsey , is getting older. It's just aging at a record graceful pace. As previously reported, the track rebounds 7-5 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Warren Haynes Signs With Atlas Music; BMG Forms New Agency

    February 21, 2017 2:33 PM EST -- Atlas Music has signed Warren Haynes to a global exclusive publishing deal that covers his entire catalog and any future songs. In addition to the songs he has written for Gov’t Mule and his solo albums. Haynes has also played guitar with the A ...

  9. Karrueche Files Restraining Order Against Chris Brown After Alleged Death Threats: Report

    February 21, 2017 2:09 PM EST Chris Brown 's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has reportedly filed a restraining order against the singer after allegedly receiving death threats from him.  TMZ   reports that Tran gave a sworn statement to the judge, claiming that Brown told s ...

  10. T Bone Burnett Delivers Scathing Message to Copyright Office, Urging Reform: 'Our Culture Is At Stake'

    February 21, 2017 1:15 PM EST T Bone Burnett today submitted a five minute video to the U.S. Copyright Office that issued a scathing critique of current copyright laws, taking aim at "mega corporations and web moguls" that "are enriching themselves off the artis ...

  11. ChocQuibTown Signs Management Deal With La Industria Inc.

    February 21, 2017 1:01 PM EST Colombian group ChocQuibTown has signed a management deal with La Industria Inc., Billboard has learned. The trio (Gloria Martínez "Goyo," Mike Martínez "Slow" and Carlos Valencia "Tostao") joins the Industria family ...

  12. Jon Pardi Gears Up for New Faces Show at the Country Radio Seminar

    February 21, 2017 12:53 PM EST When asked about being part of this week’s New Faces Show at the Country Radio Seminar, Jon Pardi makes no secret of his excitement. “Being part of New Faces is awesome,” he tells Billboard . “It’s a big deal to any new artist to be selected as on ...

  13. Paulina Rubio Wins Case Against Spanish TV Gossip in EU Court

    February 21, 2017 12:00 PM EST The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that  Paulina Rubio ’s right to “respect for private and family life” were violated in Spain when comments about the Latin music star’s sex life and her relationship with her former boyfriend were made ...

  14. Ed Sheeran Tops Hot 100, Katy Perry Debuts at No. 4 & Bruno Mars, Rihanna & The Weeknd All Hit Top 10

    February 21, 2017 11:40 AM EST Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) for a fourth total week. Meanwhile, action abounds in the top 10, as Katy Perry 's "Chained to the Rhythm," featuring Skip Marley , debuts at No ...

  15. Rae Sremmurd Will Join The Weeknd for Legends of the Fall Tour in North America

    February 21, 2017 11:31 AM EST This April, Rae Sremmurd will join The Weeknd on the North American leg of his Legend of the Fall Tour. Previously announced acts include Roc Nation rapper  Belly and rising R&B star 6LACK . The U.S. trek will begin April 25 in Vancouver, CA, ...

  16. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST The concert business in North America generated more than $3.5 billion in gross ticket sales in 2016, according to Billboard Boxscore. Those dollars have the greatest economic impact in cities that boast the most successful music facilities, so in ...

  17. Metal Upstarts Baroness, Gojira & Periphery Reflect on 2017 Grammys, Why They 'Had a Blast Losing'

    February 21, 2017 10:53 AM EST The metal faction at the 2017 Grammys (Feb. 12) comprised a stark mix of elder statesmen and red carpet newbies. Rounding out the former was Megadeth  -- finally taking home a trophy on their 12th try --  Metallica and Korn , which added “Grammy-w ...

  18. J. Cole Reveals 4 Your Eyez Only Tour Dates

    February 21, 2017 10:20 AM EST J. Cole is heading back on the road for his forthcoming 4 Your Eyez Only tour. The 57-city trek in support of his platinum, Billboard 200 -topping album begins on June 1 in South Carolina's The Musix Farm with a run of thirteen intimate shows ...

  19. Birdman & Mannie Fresh Talk Big Tymers Reunion, 'Before Anything' Documentary & Status of Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V'

    February 21, 2017 9:19 AM EST Birdman and Mannie Fresh , collectively known as the Big Tymers , hosted a homecoming bash at Bud Light Crew HQ for NBA All-Star Weekend in their native New Orleans, La. Saturday (Feb. 18). The Cash Money Records co-founder and the prolific produc ...

  20. U.K. Labels and Google Partner on Anti-Piracy Measure: Removing Links

    February 21, 2017 9:18 AM EST Search engines Google and Bing will step up their efforts to demote and restrict access to copyright infringing websites, following the agreement of a voluntary code of practice between rights holders and tech companies in the U.K. Hailed as a wor ...

  21. Pharrell, Lil Wayne & Solange to Perform at 10th Annual Roots Picnic

    February 21, 2017 5:12 AM EST Pharrell and The Roots , Lil Wayne and Solange are among the headliners confirmed for this year's 10th annual Roots Picnic.  [readmore:7393624] Speaking of its milestone anniversary, Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick M ...

  22. CD Baby Is Back Online After Glitchy Weekend

    February 21, 2017 4:27 AM EST CD Baby, the independent distributor and artist services company, is back online after a weekend of rolling outages which the company blamed on “database issues.” The Portland, Oregon-based business, which boasts half a million clients and a catal ...

  23. Ed Sheeran, Rag 'n' Bone Man Dominate U.K. Midweek Charts

    February 21, 2017 1:07 AM EST Ed Sheeran could replace himself at the summit of the U.K. singles chart with his latest release, while Rag 'N' Bone Man is steaming to another week atop the national albums chart.  Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (Asylum) has ruled the Officia ...

  24. Rihanna Earns Landmark 30th Top 10 Hit on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

    February 21, 2017 12:29 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna rumbles 13-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) with "Love on the Brain," marking her milestone 30th top 10. Dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception, only Madonna , with 38, and The Beatle ...

  25. Legendary Jazz Guitarist Larry Coryell, 'Godfather of Fusion,' Dies at 73

    February 20, 2017 6:25 PM EST Legendary guitarist Larry Coryell died Sunday (Feb. 19) at the age of 73 in his New York City hotel room, according to a statement sent to Billboard from jazz publicist Jim Eigo. Coryell, who passed away in his sleep from natural causes, had perfo ...

  26. Rhode Island Marks Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire That Killed 100

    February 20, 2017 3:26 PM EST Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and relatives of those who died, are marking the 14th anniversary of the blaze. Small gatherings were held Sunday afternoon and Monday morning (Feb. 20) at the site of the former Station n ...

  27. Eric Church Cancels 25K Tickets Bought by Scalpers

    February 20, 2017 1:14 PM EST Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by ...

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