In a blog post titled "Steal This Album," Elvis Costello has advised fans not to buy his $200 forthcoming box set, "The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook," telling them to buy a new Louis Armstrong box set instead.
Shazam announced today that it has reacquired ownership of its Audio Recognition technology from business partner BMI in a new business agreement that will allow the music discovery app company to expand its services.
Universal Republic/Island Def Jam chairman and CEO Barry Weiss announced today that the company has appointed Peter Thea as Executive Vice President of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam, in a move to expand management in the labels' A&R arena.
South African shock-rap duo Die Antwoord took to their online community earlier today to announce that they were breaking with Interscope/Universal Records to release their forthcoming sophomore LP "TEN$ION" independently. An Interscope rep told Billboard.biz that the company and the group are "currently in discussions."
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