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  1. Round Hill Raises $263 Million for Second Royalty Fund

    January 16, 2018 12:25 PM EST Round Hill Music says it has completed funding for Round Hill Music Royalty Fund II, with equity commitments of $263 million. Moreover, it says more than $100 million of it has been deployed already, mainly as part of the $245 million funding need ...

  2. Dave Matthews Band Prepping Ninth Studio Album, Summer Tour

    January 16, 2018 11:57 AM EST Dates kick off on May 18 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas. If it's summer, then it must be time for the Dave Matthews Band to hit the road. The group announced the dates for its extensive summer 2018 outing on Tuesda ...

  3. Anderson .Paak, ZHU, Fever Ray & More Announced for Lightning in a Bottle 2018

    January 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST The world of dance music festivals can often feel like a one-note carrousel. You travel the world to exotic destinations only to hear the same sounds and see the same faces until one day, you can't remember what memory belongs to what day, pl ...

  4. Spotify's Daniel Ek and Troy Carter Named UJA's 'Music Visionaries of the Year'

    January 16, 2018 11:31 AM EST Spotify executives Daniel Ek and Troy Carter have been named "Music Visionaries of the Year" by the influential philanthropic group UJA-Federation of New York. UJA will honor the pair for their commitment to philanthropy at the annual Mu ...

  5. Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz & More to Appear at Awakening Festival 2018

    January 16, 2018 11:17 AM EST The good folks of the Netherland's Awakenings Festival really, really love techno. They love techno so much, they organized a non-stop, three day, 40-hour techno party to ring in 2018. It was wild, it was beastly, and it was all just a appeti ...

  6. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Rules Hot 100, Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' Flies to No. 3 & Justin Timberlake's 'Filthy' Debuts at No. 9

    January 16, 2018 10:52 AM EST Sheeran's ballad, on top for a sixth week, heads up an action-packed top 10. Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week on the chart dated Jan. 20. Meanwhile, two songs surge to the top 10, as Bruno Ma ...

  7. Jack White Announces Extensive 'Boarding House Reach' US, UK Tour

    January 16, 2018 10:39 AM EST Jack White is bringing it all back home to kick off the upcoming U.S. and UK tour in support of his Boarding House Reach  (March 23) solo album. The outing will launch on Apr. 19 at the new Little Caesars Arena in White's former hometown of D ...

  8. A Nicky Jam Bio-Series Coming to Telemundo This Summer

    January 16, 2018 10:19 AM EST A 13-episode scripted drama on the life and times of Latin sensation Nicky Jam is coming to a small screen near you. ​Nicky Jam  is set to star in his his own bio-series,  Nicky Jam: El Ganador , which will begin filming in Medellín, Colombia this ...

  9. Combat Jack Show to Post Final Episode Following Death of Reggie Ossé: Exclusive

    January 16, 2018 10:17 AM EST The long-running hip-hop podcast Combat Jack Show will post its final show this week, a "cathartic" reunion of regulars, ex-hosts and frequent guests who gathered to pay tribute to the late founder Reggie Ossé , producers tell  Billboard ...

  10. UMPG Expands Global Partnership With Disney Music Publishing

    January 16, 2018 9:08 AM EST Universal will now administer Disney's iconic catalog in the U.K., Ireland, continental Europe and beyond. The Universal Music Publishing Group has expanded its agreement to handle Disney Music Publishing to administering the latter's ca ...

  11. Citi, Live Nation Open Grammy Week Sound Vault With Eminem, Dave Matthews, The Roots

    January 16, 2018 9:00 AM EST Citi has secured Eminem , Dave Matthews , Childish Gambino and The Roots for the second Grammy iteration of its intimate Sound Vault series, presented in conjunction with Live Nation Jan. 24-28 in New York. Thirty Seconds to Mars and The National ...

  12. Dolores O'Riordan Death 'Not Suspicious': UK Police

    January 16, 2018 8:51 AM EST There is no evidence of foul play in the 46 year-old Cranberries singer's death. The death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday (Jan. 16). A friend said the singer sounde ...

  13. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Viacom, Reservoir, BMI & Downtown

    January 16, 2018 8:10 AM EST At Viacom , Fukiko Ogisu was promoted to executive vp and senior people officer, a newly created role. She most recently served as senior vp HR business operations and information solutions. In this new role, Ogisu will oversee the company’s secur ...

  14. Eminem's 'River' Flows to the Top of Midweek U.K. Singles Chart

    January 16, 2018 5:07 AM EST Shady really  is  back.  Eminem  is cruising to his ninth U.K. No. 1 single as “River” (Interscope) featuring  Ed Sheeran  flows to the head of the midweek survey. The track, lifted from Em’s latest album  Revival,  which summited on the Official ...

  15. Everything You Need to Know About Katy Jurado, Today's Google Doodle

    January 16, 2018 1:09 AM EST Wondering who’s that beautiful, sultry looking woman with a yellow shawl draped around her black dress, pulled-back hair set off with a bright red flower and rose in hand depicted in today’s (Jan. 16) Google Doodle?  It’s Mexican actress and singe ...

  16. Producer Stephen Street Pens Tribute to 'Irish Songbird' Dolores O'Riordan

    January 15, 2018 5:24 PM EST Stephen Street, producer of the Cranberries ' first two albums, 1993's  Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?  and 1994's  No Need to Argue , has penned a tribute in honor of late singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died ...

  17. Edwin Hawkins, 'Oh Happy Day' Gospel Star, Dies at 74

    January 15, 2018 4:35 PM EST Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins , the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” has died. Hawkins died early Monday (Jan. 15) at his home in Pleasanton, California. He was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist ...

  18. BET Unveils 'Death Row Chronicles' Docuseries, Premiering in February

    January 15, 2018 4:00 PM EST Death Row Records rose to prominence during the golden era of hip-hop back in the '90s. Two decades later, BET reveals the  Death Row Chronicles,  which premieres with part one and two on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 p.m. ET. BET dives deep int ...

  19. SZA, Bruno Mars Among Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 3:06 PM EST Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards , as announced a pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday (Jan. 14) in Pasadena, California: FILM Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, THOR: Ragnarok Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany ...

  20. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Crowns Pop Songs & Adult Pop Songs Airplay Charts

    January 15, 2018 1:30 PM EST The ballad marks his third and fourth trip to the top of each respective list. Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" hits No. 1 on both Billboard 's Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts, rising 2-1 on each ranking (dated Jan. 2 ...

  21. Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46

    January 15, 2018 12:32 PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries , has died. She was 46. O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the si ...

  22. JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Danny Glover in Spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 11:21 AM EST Mary J. Blige , JAY-Z , Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night (Jan. 15). Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Gl ...

  23. Johnny Cash Doc in the Works From Frank Marshall, Imperative

    January 15, 2018 7:21 AM EST Thom Zimny, the award-winning filmmaker behind numerous Bruce Springsteen documentaries, is set to direct. Imperative Entertainment is teaming up with  Jurassic World  producer Frank Marshall to make a Johnny Cash documentary. The news comes the d ...

  24. Sam Smith Plots Arena Tour of Australia, New Zealand

    January 15, 2018 4:57 AM EST Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand later this year for a five-date arena tour. Just hours out from his sold-out performance at the Sydney Opera House, the English singer and concert promoter Frontier Touring announced a set of conc ...

  25. Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO of Sony Music in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

    January 15, 2018 3:18 AM EST Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba is the new CEO of Sony Music’s operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Mushatsi-Kareba, who joins from Universal Music Germany and has a string of tech and digital roles on his CV, reports in his new role to D ...

  26. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Enters Sixth Week at No. 1 in Australia

    January 15, 2018 1:27 AM EST Ed Sheeran rules Australia’s singles chart for a sixth straight week with “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) while the score for  The Greatest Showman ( Atlantic/Warner) remains the top entertainer on the albums survey. With his latest stint atop the ARI ...

  27. Bruno Mars' '24K Magic' Makes 'Finesse'-Fueled Return to Top 5 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 9:00 PM EST On the new Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruno Mars ’ 24K Magic hits its highest rank in eight months and returns to the top 10 after more than four months, climbing 15-4 with 37,000 units (up 75 percent) earned in the week ending Jan. 11, according ...

  28. Legacy Artists File Brief in Lawsuit Against Pandora Over Pre-'72 Recordings

    January 14, 2018 5:20 PM EST Carole King, Beatles and Grateful Dead companies submitted an amicus document in a case about pre-1972 sound recordings as Congress prepares to debate legislation on the issue. A veritable supergroup’s worth of sixties musicians on Friday (Jan. 12 ...

  29. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 3:25 PM EST The soundtrack to the musical drama film The Greatest Showman scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 104,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Nielsen Music. Of th ...

  30. Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses During Renovation

    January 14, 2018 2:27 PM EST The roof of an outdoor concert venue in Columbia, Maryland, has collapsed, possibly because of strong winds. The Merriweather Post Pavilion posted to their Facebook page , that the roof collapsed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 13). According to t ...

  31. Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards 2018 Nominations

    January 13, 2018 7:50 PM EST The nominees for the 2018 Brit Awards were announced Saturday (Jan. 13), with Dua Lipa  and Ed Sheeran  receiving several nominations each Lipa is up for for five awards -- British breakthrough artist, British female solo artist, British album of ...

  32. Primary Wave Acquires Share of Bob Marley's Music Catalog

    January 13, 2018 3:32 PM EST The revitalized Primary Wave, backed by institutional investors including BlackRock, has acquired a share of reggae legend Bob Marley ’s music publishing catalog. The New York Times reports that Blackwell signed a $50 million deal that gives Prima ...

  33. YouTube Execs Talk Logan Paul's 'Unfortunate Missteps,' Potential Redemption

    January 13, 2018 2:31 PM EST YouTube executives made the trek to Pasadena on Saturday (Jan. 13) for their semi-annual turn in front of television press. But they had little opportunity to talk up their new shows during their time in the hot seat. Instead, the focus was square ...

  34. FBI Knew Las Vegas Gunman Had Big Gun Stashes, Records Show

    January 13, 2018 1:58 PM EST FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents rel ...

  35. Canadian Broadcaster Cuts Charles Dutoit's Name From Radio Amid Accusations

    January 13, 2018 12:47 PM EST Conductor Charles Dutoit’s name has become so toxic following accusations of sexual assault that Canada’s national broadcaster has stopped saying his name on air when radio stations play his music. “At this point, we are no longer crediting Mr. Du ...

  36. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Spends 40th Week in Top 10

    January 13, 2018 11:30 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 13), the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman jumped to No. 1 , earning 106,000 equivalent album units (up 37 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music. The set is the first s ...

  37. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: 'The Greatest Showman' Tops Billboard 200 & Generates Hits on Hot 100

    January 13, 2018 9:00 AM EST Music from the film  The Greatest Showman  is having itself quite a week on Billboard 's charts, with the soundtrack  rising to No. 1  on the Billboard 200 . On the Billboard Hot 100 , Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé 's "Perfect" earns ...

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