1. Arcade Fire & More Canadian Artists Sign Letter Supporting First Nation People's Stand Against Gas Pipeline

    January 21, 2019 7:56 PM EST Destroyer, Stars and Peaches are also among the 160 musicians who signed a statement condemning the plan and the Canadian government's support. Arcade Fire , Destroyer , Stars , Peaches , Tokyo Police Club , Tanya Tagaq, Owen Pallett , U.S. G ...

  2. Roc Nation Sues Insurer for Not Paying Up After Death of Maroon 5's Manager

    January 21, 2019 1:04 PM EST Roc Nation is now in court and blasting its insurer for stalling on making good on a $12.5 million "key man" insurance policy covering the death of Jordan Feldstein , the founder of Career Artist Management who died in 2017 of cardiac ar ...

  3. Box Office: Inside 'Bohemian Rhapsody's' $800M Champion World Tour

    January 21, 2019 11:22 AM EST The Queen biopic is the rare drama that is doing the kind of business usually reserved for Hollywood tentpoles, animated fare and James Bond. Bohemian Rhapsody  is the champion of the world box office. Sometime Monday (Jan. 21) or Tuesday (Jan. 22 ...

  4. GoFundMe for Netflix Fyre Fest Documentary Caterer Reaches $130K

    January 21, 2019 10:39 AM EST A verified crowdfunding campaign for one of the most memorable participants in the recently released Netflix documentary about the disastrous Fyre Festival has reached more than $130,000.    Maryann Rolle , a restaurant owner in the Bahamas, said ...

  5. Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates 37th Anniversary of Bat-Biting Incident With Detachable Head Plush Toy

    January 21, 2019 9:08 AM EST Yes, he's the heavy metal prince of darkness, but  Ozzy Osbourne  knows how to keep things light, too. The former Black Sabbath leader celebrated the 37th anniversary of one of his most iconic rock moments over the weekend by offering up a on ...

  6. 'Gotti' Leads Razzie Nominations, Pres. Trump Up for Worst Actor

    January 21, 2019 7:18 AM EST "Holmes & Watson," "Happytime Murders" also scored six nominations. John Travolta’s John Gotti biopic Gotti  has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earn ...

  7. Post Malone and Swae Lee's 'Sunflower' Lights up Australia's Singles Chart

    January 21, 2019 4:57 AM EST Post Malone delivers again, locking up a third week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with “Sunflower” (Universal), his collaboration with Swae Lee .  “Sunflower,” which also rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is now platinum-certified (70,000 ...

  8. Diana Ross Added to 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Bill, Bob Seger Cancels

    January 21, 2019 4:30 AM EST The legendary Diana Ross has been added to this year’s lineup for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Festival organizers said Friday that Ross, who’s celebrating her 75th birthday this year, will make her first-eve ...

  9. Reggie Young, Session Guitarist for Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings and Highwaymen, Dies at 82

    January 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST Guitarist Reggie Young , a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley , Willie Nelson , Waylon Jennings , and many more, has died. He was 82. Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session mu ...

  10. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Headlining Portland's 2019 Pickathon

    January 20, 2019 11:30 PM EST Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange and country singer Tyler Childers lead the bill for 21st annual event. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will join Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange and country singer Tyler Childers in headlining the typically divers ...

  11. BTS Announce New Book 'The Notes 1'

    January 20, 2019 11:12 PM EST After weeks of teasing a new project based around its The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Notes narrative, South Korean septet BTS announced its first book today (Jan. 20). The Notes 1 will be released in March, and tie into the act's BU, or &q ...

  12. Aretha Franklin Tribute: Detroit Artists Plan Concert For the Queen of Soul

    January 20, 2019 10:57 PM EST Some of Detroit’s prominent artists are gathering to celebrate the music and memory of Aretha Franklin . The event, “A Celebration of The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in Song and Dance,” is scheduled for Feb. 1 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. P ...

  13. Ariana Grande Tops Pop Songs Chart With 'Thank U, Next' & Debuts With '7 Rings'

    January 20, 2019 10:50 PM EST Grande earns her fifth No. 1 on the airplay survey. Ariana Grande achieves her fifth No. 1 on Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Thank U, Next" ascends 2-1 on the survey dated Jan. 26. Here's a rundown of Grande� ...

  14. JYP Entertainment Unveils New Girl Group ITZY

    January 20, 2019 10:09 PM EST A decade after Wonder Girls became the first K-pop act to land a single on the Hot 100 chart with the English-language variant of their hit song “ Nobody ,” the company behind the historic K-pop girl group is back with another new team. Announced ...

  15. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's 'Hoodie SZN' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 20, 2019 7:33 PM EST A Boogie Wit da Hoodie ’s Hoodie SZN spends a second week leading the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 56,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 17, according to Nielsen Music (down 4 percent). Hoodie SZN ’s se ...

  16. Box Office: 'Glass' Opens to $47M Over MLK Weekend

    January 20, 2019 4:29 PM EST Elsewhere, Japanese anime pic 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' surprises, while 'The Upside' continues to laugh loudly. M. Night Shyamalan's  Glass  is easily winning the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box of ...

  17. 'Green Book' Named Outstanding Motion Picture at Producers Guild Awards

    January 20, 2019 1:11 PM EST Green Book , the dramedy about a friendship that developed between Italian-American Tony Lip and black pianist Dr. Don Shirley during a road trip through the Jim Crow-era South, won over the members of the Producers Guild of America, which handed ...

  18. Motown Museum Offers Free Child Admission on MLK Day

    January 20, 2019 12:26 PM EST Motown Museum plans to offer free child admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when visitors can learn about the link between the civil rights leader and hit-making record company once based in Detroit. The Detroit museum said admission on Monda ...

  19. Kenan Thompson Inching Closer to 'SNL' Exit

    January 19, 2019 2:20 PM EST Long-time Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson is one step closer to moving to primetime on NBC.   NBC has given a pilot order to Saving Kenan , a family comedy starring and executive produced by Thompson. The network has also given a pilot ...

  20. Billy Joel Announces Stadium Run Dates for 2019

    January 19, 2019 11:25 AM EST 'Piano Man' tour includes first ever concert at Camden Yards in Baltimore Billy Joel has announced his touring plans for 2019, hitting up eight stadiums in North America, including four ballparks he has not played in the past. For the fi ...

  21. iHeartRadio Podcast Awards 2019 Winners

    January 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST The inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast Awards were held at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles on Friday (Jan. 18). The Breakfast Club 's Charlamagne tha God, Stuff You Missed in History Class co-host Holly Frey and country radio personality Bo ...

  22. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Post Malone & Swae Lee's 'Sunflower' Sprouts to No. 1 on Hot 100 & More

    January 19, 2019 9:00 AM EST From new No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 to moves for Future, Khalid and more, it was another busy week on Billboard 's charts. Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week. 1. Post Malone  and  Swae Lee 's &qu ...

  23. Met Opera Offers Free Tickets to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

    January 18, 2019 6:43 PM EST Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York. The Metropolitan Opera says it is offering free tickets to people with government IDs from Saturday through the end of the month. A pair ...

  24. Death Cab for Cutie Add New Summer Tour Dates

    January 18, 2019 6:26 PM EST Alternative rockers Death Cab for Cutie recently announced details for their upcoming summer tour, which begins June 7 in Pittsburgh and concludes Aug. 11 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Opening acts will switch up throughout the tour, inclu ...

  25. Panorama Festival Not Returning in 2019: Exclusive

    January 18, 2019 6:17 PM EST AEG says the festival will go on hiatus and focus on finding a permanent home at Flushing Meadows. The AEG and Goldenvoice-backed Panorama Music Festival will not return in 2019, ending weeks of speculation about the three-year-old New York City f ...

  26. Netflix's Solid Fourth Quarter Eclipsed by Projected Slowing US Growth

    January 18, 2019 5:33 PM EST Netflix’s video streaming service added more subscribers than ever during the crucial holiday season, but the company signaled its growth is slowing in the U.S. as it begins to roll out double-digit price increases in its biggest market. The sligh ...

  27. Sheryl Crow, Hozier & Robert Plant Set for Third Annual Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert

    January 18, 2019 5:32 PM EST Whoopi Goldberg & Martin Short will host the benefit on March 7. Fashion designer John Varvatos and New York real estate broker Greg Williamson have announced the third annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver. Love Rock ...

  28. Wendy Williams to Take Health-Related Break From TV Show

    January 18, 2019 4:59 PM EST Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves’ diseas ...

  29. Huey Lewis and the News Signs With BMG for First New Album in 18 Years

    January 18, 2019 3:47 PM EST Huey Lewis and the News has signed with BMG to release its next album. the label announced on Friday (Jan. 18). It will be the 10th studio album for the Grammy award-winning rockers and the band's first new original material in 18 years. &quo ...

  30. Nir Seroussi Exits Sony Music U.S. Latin; Alex Gallardo Named Label President: Exclusive

    January 18, 2019 2:00 PM EST Nir Seroussi has exited his post as president, Sony Music U.S. Latin, Billboard has learned. Effective immediately, Alex Gallardo , the longtime senior vp A&R for Sony Latin/Iberia, will take over as president of Sony Music U.S. Latin, reporti ...

  31. R. Kelly's Former Manager Arrested, Accused of Threatening Savage Family

    January 18, 2019 1:32 PM EST The former manager for R. Kelly turned himself in to authorities Friday morning on a warrant for allegedly making threats to the family of a young woman who is believed to be involved with the singer. Henry James Mason, 52, surrendered to Atlanta ...

  32. Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways: Exclusive

    January 18, 2019 12:50 PM EST Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell  Billboard.  The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary  Surviving R. Kelly , which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. Reps for Sony and R. Kelly coul ...

  33. Live Nation Announces Country Megaticket for 2019

    January 18, 2019 12:20 PM EST Fans can now purchase reserved lawn packages. Live Nation has announced the return of its Country Megaticket. The annual offer allows fans across the U.S. to see some of today’s biggest country acts at their local amphitheater with one pass. This ...

  34. Pete Seeger's Clearwater Joins D.C. Women's March and Wins Grant for Climate Change Education

    January 18, 2019 12:18 PM EST Fifty years after it was launched by the late folk music activist Pete Seeger, the Hudson River sloop Clearwater remains on the front lines of environmental activism, from the streets to the classroom. On Saturday, members of the Clearwater organi ...

  35. Nacional & NeoPerreo Records Launch Partnership: Exclusive

    January 18, 2019 11:57 AM EST The partnership pushes NeoPerreo, a reggaeton sub-genre, into a larger international spotlight featuring new music by female acts such as Ms. Nina and Tomasa del Real Nacional Records and NeoPerreo Records have entered into a partnership to collab ...

  36. Former Intern Claims R. Kelly Sexually Abused Her as a Teen

    January 18, 2019 11:52 AM EST Following Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" doc, Tracy Sampson is claiming in a new on-camera interview that she and the disgraced singer had a sexual relationship when she was 16 years-old. Tracy Sampson, a woman who said she interne ...

  37. Sony Music UK to Join Universal, Facebook and Google At London's King's Cross District: Report

    January 18, 2019 11:20 AM EST The U.K. arm of Sony Music is reported to be leaving its West London base and joining Universal Music, Facebook and Google in the capital city’s fast-growing music, tech and media hub at King’s Cross.  According to Property Week , the music label ...

  38. Streaming In Germany Grew By 40% in 2018, Offsetting Drops in CD and Vinyl Sales

    January 18, 2019 10:13 AM EST Streaming in Germany grew by over 40 percent in 2018 with a record 79.5 billion streams, according to year-end figures from the German Music Association (BVMI). In line with consumption trends elsewhere, the number of CDs sold in the country fell ...

  39. Celebrity Apps Keep Failing. So, Why Are They Still Being Built?

    January 18, 2019 8:55 AM EST Taylor Swift and the Kardashian sisters have abandoned their mobile apps, but investors are just getting started in the space. Back in 2008, one year after the iPhone launched, music-industry commentators were lauding the celebrity app as "th ...

  40. Luke Bryan Announces Sunset Repeat Tour

    January 17, 2019 11:11 PM EST Luke Bryan is heading out on the road this fall. The country crooner announced Thursday (Jan. 17) his Sunset Repeat North American tour, which kicks off after a number of festival performances.     [readmore:8485084] The "What Makes You Count ...

  41. Rihanna & LVMH Teaming Up For Luxury House Under Singer's Name

    January 17, 2019 10:50 PM EST Rihanna is continuing her journey as a fashion powerhouse, and has now partnered with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The two have been in "secret discussions" to launch a luxury house under the star's name, according to  WWD ,  w ...

  42. Martina McBride to Headline at Taste of the NFL's Party With a Purpose in Atlanta

    January 17, 2019 8:55 PM EST Martina McBride is officially headlining the 28th annual Party with a Purpose in Atlanta, held annually on the eve of the Super Bowl in the host city.    Party with a Purpose, sanctioned by the NFL, gathers chefs, players and fans to help raise mo ...

  43. Robbie Robertson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

    January 17, 2019 7:18 PM EST Robbie Robertson , former guitarist and principal songwriter for The Band , successful solo artist, film composer and producer and author, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame on May 9 in Toronto. ...

  44. New Orleans Police Arrest Man in Rapper Young Greatness' Fatal Shooting

    January 17, 2019 6:41 PM EST New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charg ...

  45. Michael Buble Is On a Mission to 'Fix' Bubly Sparkling Water's Name in Super Bowl Commercial: Watch a Teaser

    January 17, 2019 6:17 PM EST The name of PepsiCo’s Bubly flavored sparkling water is getting remixed, thanks to Michael Bublé . Bubly’s first Super Bowl commercial is set to air Feb. 3, during the biggest sporting event in America, and the Grammy-winning singer is on a one-ma ...

  46. Netflix Subscriptions Soar to 139 Million Worldwide

    January 17, 2019 5:46 PM EST Two days after announcing that the price of its most popular plan would go up by $2, Netflix revealed that it has grown its subscriber base by 8.84 million, or nearly 26 percent. The jump, which puts it at 139 million subscribers worldwide, was a ...

  47. Chicago Inspectors Find Code Violations at R. Kelly Studio

    January 17, 2019 5:16 PM EST Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly’s recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence. Building Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham says the agency will list the violations during ...

  48. European Rights Holders Call for 'Urgent' Changes Over Watered Down Copyright Reforms

    January 17, 2019 4:24 PM EST With just days to go before the European Parliament meets to conduct its final negotiations on copyright reform, a consortium of trade bodies and rights holder organizations published an open letter on Thursday (Jan. 17) warning that the draft leg ...

  49. Bandcamp Chooses Oakland for First Brick and Mortar Record Store: Look Inside

    January 17, 2019 3:18 PM EST The music platform gets into the (physical) record store business. Online music hub Bandcamp  will open its first brick-and-mortar record store on Feb. 1 in Oakland, Calif. The shop, which will double as a performance space, will feature a curated ...

  50. Dean Lewis Hits New Emerging Artists Chart Peak, Lizzo & Cosmo Sheldrake Debut

    January 17, 2019 1:59 PM EST Dean Lewis  continues to scale  Billboard 's  Emerging Artists  chart, as the Australian singer-songwriter rises from No. 4 to No. 2 (on the list dated Jan. 19). The bump is aided by Lewis' breakthrough hit "Be Alright," which  ...

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