Justin Bieber Keeps the (After)Party Going, Lorde's Label Sticks With Universal Plus More Insider Scoop

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Justin Bieber attends the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Justin Bieber can make a party even if it's over. On May 7, the "Where Are U Now" singer revived the revelry at Nylon magazine's party for its Young Hollywood issue by arriving with a gaggle of women in their 20s, just as the BCBGeneration-sponored soiree at Hyde Sunset Kitchen in Los Angeles was shutting down. As word spread, a crowed gathered to get in, and Bieber and his group were ushered to a private booth where they drank and danced to beats by DJ Taja Barber. The Runaways star Dakota Fanning hosted the party.

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Flom Sticks With Universal

Jason Flom's Lava Records is in the final stages of reupping its distribution deal with Universal Music Group, after interested bidders like Sony and Warner balked at the label's reported price tag of $100 million. Lava's roster includes Jessie JBlack Veil Brides and Lorde, whose contract with Universal New Zealand would have prevented her from moving to another label group. Flom and reps for Universal declined to comment.

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Pete Townshend attends the UK Premiere of "Sensation - The Story of The Who's Tommy" at Riverside Studios on October 22, 2013 in London, England.Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage

The Who's Townshend Asks WTF?!

It's not easy being an analog-age band in a digital world. "What's my f--ing password?" said a flummoxed Pete Townshend as he tried to power up his digital stage monitor using an iPad app at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on May 11. It was The Who's first gig since vocalist Roger Daltrey took a nine-day break to rest his voice. The password arrived not via roadie but in an email sent to the iPad. Problem solved.

This story originally appeared in the May 23 issue of Billboard


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