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  1. Run the Jewels Hosting Beats 1 Radio Show

    July 03, 2015 4:57 PM EDT Run the Jewels ' El-P and Killer Mike are Beats 1's newest hosts, as it was announced Friday the duo will run its own weekly show on the new global Apple Music radio station.  'You're Playing for the World': Q-Tip Talks Ab ...

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit 'No Sleeep'

    July 03, 2015 3:00 PM EDT As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 11) for a 12th week, moving to within a week of the record for the longest reign for a rap No. ...

  3. Chicago Slaps Streaming Tax on Spotify, Netflix

    July 03, 2015 11:42 AM EDT People in the Windy City soon will be paying a little more to stream their favorite movies, TV shows and music. Chicago has enacted a "cloud tax," which will tack on 9 percent to streaming services like Netflix and Spotify, the Chicago S ...

  4. Major Lazer Beams to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums

    July 03, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Major Lazer zaps to No. 1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated July 11) with Peace Is the Mission , as the set rises 3-1 in its fourth week with a 13 percent sales gain (in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music). The set d ...

  5. Grammy Winners Jennifer Hudson & Harvey Mason Jr. Reunite for 'Color Purple' Revival

    July 02, 2015 8:35 PM EDT As Jennifer Hudson preps for her theatrical debut as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, the singer/actress has reunited with a fellow Dreamgirls alumnus: songwriter/producer Harvey Mason Jr. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, t ...

  6. Front Porch Step Given a 'Second Chance' on Warped Tour After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    July 02, 2015 8:25 PM EDT An eventful day at the Vans Warped Tour stop Wednesday in Nashville at the Fairgrounds saw storms force two evacuations, plus another storm of controversy over the performance of Jake Mcelfresh, who performs as Front Porch Step . Music Festivals 2 ...

  7. Rod Stewart Sued for Copying Early Blues Musician's Song

    July 02, 2015 6:47 PM EDT A famous blues song, “Corrine, Corrina,” is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in Georgia against  Rod Stewart , Universal Music and Capitol Records. The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon about 1928 — long ago enough that ...

  8. Merle Haggard Songwriter Red Lane Dies at 76

    July 02, 2015 5:45 PM EDT Red Lane -- one of the stalwarts of Nashville songwriters, whose career spanned close to 50 years -- died Wednesday after an extended illness at the age of 76. Born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter in Zona (now Bogalusa), Louisiana, he served his country ...

  9. Happy Birthday, Billboard Artist 100! Taylor Swift Celebrates at No. 1

    July 02, 2015 5:14 PM EDT The Billboard Artist 100 chart wraps its first year, with Taylor Swift the top musical act in the U.S. for a record-extending 31st week (on the list dated July 11). The Artist 100 is the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity ...

  10. Sally Wiliams, VP and GM of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, on Keeping the Ryman Vibrant

    July 02, 2015 5:02 PM EDT When the Source Awards are handed out Sept. 29 in Nashville, Sally Williams, who is one of this year’s seven honorees, will be recognized for her role with one of the nation’s iconic live venues. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, ...

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