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  1. Mariah Carey Countersued for $3M Over Canceled Shows in South America

    January 18, 2018 10:47 PM EST Mariah Carey is being countersued by a South American concert promoter who claims she didn't have the right to "unilaterally cancel" two fall performances, according to a complaint filed Wednesday (Jan. 17) in California federal cou ...

  2. 88Rising Founder Sean Miyashiro on Label's Rapid Success Bringing Asian Acts to Western Audiences

    January 18, 2018 8:51 PM EST "We’re small but extremely efficient and extremely, extremely scrappy.” 88rising’s inaugural group show (and the kick-off to their Asia tour) was scheduled to happen aboard It’s the Ship! The floating festival, which bills itself as the conti ...

  3. Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: One Bit & Noah Cyrus, Morgan Page, Ryan Brahms

    January 18, 2018 8:30 PM EST Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts One Bit & Noah Cyrus, "My Way" UK-based writer-producer duo One Bit (Joe Murphy and Jonty Howard), teaming with singer Noah Cyrus , debuts ...

  4. Sofi Tukker Score First Billboard No. 1 With 'Best Friend'

    January 18, 2018 8:15 PM EST The rising multi-format hit crowns Dance/Mix Show Airplay. Sofi Tukker, the duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, scores its first No. 1 on any Billboard chart, surging 3-1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (dated Jan. 20) with "Best Friend,& ...

  5. Martell in Miami Honors Jesus Lopez, Edward Walson

    January 18, 2018 8:10 PM EST Flamenco and Latin beats and global sounds and personalities all merged together at the second annual Martell in Miami event, which honored Jesus López, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula, and Broadway and film p ...

  6. Diana Ross Reigns Supreme on Dance Club Songs With 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough 2017'

    January 18, 2018 7:06 PM EST Remixes of the classic take Ross to the summit for the first time in 22 years. Plus, moves for Marshmello & Clean Bandit. Icon Diana Ross rolls to her fifth No. 1 on Billboard 's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 20) with "Ain' ...

  7. Eagles Settle 'Hotel California' Trademark Lawsuit With Mexico Inn

    January 18, 2018 7:05 PM EST "Such a lovely place." The Eagles have settled a lawsuit with a Mexican hotel using the name of the band's famous song "Hotel California."  A joint dismissal of the Eagles' lawsuit against the hotel in Todos Santos, B ...

  8. Music Labels Sue Fit Radio for 'Massive Scale' Copyright Infringement

    January 18, 2018 5:57 PM EST The labels say the fitness app is an unlicensed interactive streaming service. The biggest companies in the recording industry are banding together to take down a music and fitness app they claim is infringing on the copyrights of works by artists ...

  9. Prosecutors Want 19 Other Accusers to Testify at Cosby Retrial

    January 18, 2018 5:32 PM EST Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby ’s retrial on sexual assault charges told a judge Thursday (Jan. 18) that they want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of “prior bad acts” over five decades. The comedian’s first trial ended wit ...

  10. Stoner Metal Band Red Fang Toasts New Year With Their Own Brand of Red Wine

    January 18, 2018 5:28 PM EST Band's custom blend joins hard-rock-related offerings like Dave Mustaine's She-Wolf. In the video for “Blood and Cream,” from Red Fang ’s 2013 album Whales and Leeches , a panicked Fred Armisen runs into the Portland, Oregon, dive B-Side ...

  11. U2's NYC Street Performance Leads December's Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

    January 18, 2018 5:01 PM EST The band’s performance of “Get Out of Your Own Way” from the High Line in New York was viewed nearly 10 million times. On Dec. 1, the day U2 ’s 17th album, Songs of Experience , was released worldwide, the band broadcast a performance on Facebook ...

  12. Jason Derulo Surprises Zumba Class to Teach 'Tip Toe' Dance Moves

    January 18, 2018 4:14 PM EST The R&B singer got a Los Angeles dance class moving through three of his hit songs. On Tuesday night at Beat Box LA, I stepped out of a high-energy dance class to chat with Jason Derulo , who was preparing to lead 100 people through Zumba move ...

  13. Spotify Adding Visual Elements to Podcasts & More Audio Content With New Spotlight Multimedia Format

    January 18, 2018 3:46 PM EST On Thursday (Jan. 18), Spotify announced the launch of a new multimedia format called Spotlight that will introduce visual layers -- such as photos, video and text -- to supplement listening experiences for podcasts, audiobooks, news and other aud ...

  14. Justin Bieber's Shirtless Shot Slides Him Up Social 50 Chart

    January 18, 2018 3:25 PM EST Also, chart moves for Justin Timberlake & JBJ. One sure thing about Billboard ’s Social 50 chart: When Justin Bieber takes off his shirt, you’re going to see results. The singer leaps 17-6 on the Jan. 20-dated Social 50 tally with 10.4 million ...

  15. Grammys Announce Premiere Ceremony Live Stream, With Paul Shaffer as Host

    January 18, 2018 3:21 PM EST The first 70 awards of the night will be given out during the live stream. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be available to stream live Sunday, Jan. 28, from 3-6 p.m. ET. Paul Shaffer will host the pre-ceremony, which will feature some of ...

  16. Drake & Toronto Raptors Announce Elevated Partnership to Give Back to the City, Will Host 6 'Welcome Toronto' Games

    January 18, 2018 2:55 PM EST With the doors open and less than an hour before tip-off at the Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons basketball game Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre, Drake and Raptors President Masai Ujiri held a press conference in the arena atrium to an ...

  17. Acting U.S. Register of Copyrights Sounds Alarm Over Legal Group's 'Pseudo-Version of the Copyright Act'

    January 18, 2018 2:55 PM EST The Acting U.S. Register of Copyrights sent a letter to the American Law Institute expressing concern over a project to "restate" copyright law that is causing concern among lawyers in the media business, Billboard has learned. In the le ...

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dua Lipa's Debut Album Hits Top 40 as 'New Rules' Continues to Gain

    January 18, 2018 2:15 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 20), the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman held firm at No. 1 for a second week . The set earned 103,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 11 (down 3 percent), according to Nielsen ...

  19. Carl Cox Launches Awesome Soundwave Label With Live Electronic Focus

    January 18, 2018 1:49 PM EST Labels bbbiz ...

  20. Conde Nast, eBay to Auction Golden Globes Red-Carpet Ensembles to Benefit Time's Up

    January 18, 2018 1:42 PM EST Score Meryl Streep's gown or Seth Meyers' tux for a good cause. Conde Nast has partnered with eBay to auction 39 of the all-black ensembles worn by celebrities at the 2018 Golden Globes with proceeds going to the Time's Up Legal Def ...

  21. Depeche Mode, Justice, Massive Attack & More to Play Mad Cool Fest 2018

    January 18, 2018 12:55 PM EST If you're looking for a cool summer getaway with music on the menu, we highly suggest Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain.  The three-day event comes in strong for its third year with a diverse lineup that boasts some of the best names in danc ...

  22. Dina LaPolt: American Law Institute's Credibility at Stake After Giving Copyright Cynics a Green Light to Push Agenda

    January 18, 2018 12:37 PM EST Today the American Law Institute (ALI) will vote to approve the first part of a legal resource on copyright law that will be used by courts to decide cases. The result could lead to changes in how laws apply that would weaken copyright protection ...

  23. UMPG Partners With Max Martin's Auddly to Tackle Music's Song Data Problem

    January 18, 2018 12:00 PM EST Although the legal issues vary by country, the problem of accurately identifying and paying songwriters for streamed compositions is an international one -- and one of the companies trying to tackle it is Auddly, a Swedish startup co-owned by song ...

  24. The War on Drugs Score First No. 1 Song on a Rock Chart With 'Pain'

    January 18, 2018 11:39 AM EST The Philadelphia band tops the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart. The War on Drugs notches their first No. 1 on any Billboard chart, as "Pain," the second single from 2017's A Deeper Understanding , rises 2-1 on the Adult Altern ...

  25. tobyMac & Tenth Top Avenue North Top Christian Song Charts

    January 18, 2018 11:29 AM EST tobyMac 's "I Just Need U" launches atop Hot Christian Songs & Tenth Avenue North's "Control (Somehow You Want Me)" crowns Christian Airplay. Star format veteran tobyMac notches his first No. 1 debut, and sixth to ...

  26. Scooter Braun to Keynote Midem, Receive First-Ever 'Hall of Fame' Award

    January 18, 2018 11:08 AM EST Midem announced on Thursday (Jan. 18) that Scooter Braun will not only be a keynote speaker at the annual music industry event, but that he will also receive the first “Midem Hall of Fame Award” later this year. In a career that has included “outs ...

  27. Dead & Company Announce 19-City Summertime Tour

    January 18, 2018 11:01 AM EST A month after a three-city, six-date tour between Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir  and  Phil Lesh  was announced, the offshoot band Dead & Company unveiled dates for a summer 2018 tour. The band, who toured last year on the 2017 instal ...

  28. Rita Ora Hits Top 10 of Emerging Artists Chart, Russell Dickerson Holds at No. 1

    January 18, 2018 10:49 AM EST Plus, Lil Baby reaches a new No. 12 peak. Rita Ora re-enters  Billboard 's Emerging Artists chart (dated  Jan. 20 ) at a new No. 8 peak, as her latest single "For You (Fifty Shades Freed)," with Liam Payne , debuts at No. 82 on the ...

  29. Bruno Mars Matches Mariah Carey & Beyonce as Only Artists With Three Top Five Hot 100 Hits From Each of Their First Three Albums

    January 18, 2018 10:32 AM EST Mars reaches such heights as "Finesse," with Cardi B, flies 35-3 on the Hot 100. As previously reported , Bruno Mars and Cardi B 's "Finesse" rockets from its No. 35 debut to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 20). ...

  30. Amazon Releases 20 Finalist Cities for Second Headquarters

    January 18, 2018 9:58 AM EST   Amazon narrowed its search for a second headquarters city Thursday to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, as the company kept its international options open. The online retailing giant sa ...

  31. Maren Morris on Her New No. 1, Chart-Watching & Women's 'Step Forward' at Country

    January 18, 2018 9:00 AM EST Morris chats with Billboard about her new Country Airplay leader "I Could Use a Love Song" & more. Maren Morris celebrates her first No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart in a lead role, as the third single from her debut ...

  32. Broccoli City & Live Nation Urban Team for 2018 Festival With Migos, Miguel & Cardi B

    January 18, 2018 9:00 AM EST The lineup also includes Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Nipsey Hussle, Rich The Kid and more. Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban are teaming to present the sixth annual Broccoli City Festival with headliners Migos , Miguel and Cardi B at the RFK Stadium ...

  33. 'It's a Tremendous Boost': British Government Backs Plan to Protect Music Venues From Closure

    January 18, 2018 8:56 AM EST The British government has said it will strengthen planning laws to better protect music venues in the U.K. Following a concerted campaign led by umbrella organization UK Music, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to change planning regulati ...

  34. N.E.R.D. to Perform at 2018 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

    January 18, 2018 8:30 AM EST The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend is touching down at Staples Center in Los Angeles this year, and the highly anticipated extravaganza will feature a halftime show performance from none other than N.E.R.D . Just a few weeks removed from the release of ...

  35. Dolly Parton Collects Two Guinness World Records

    January 17, 2018 11:23 PM EST Dolly Parton just keeps breaking records. Over a decades-long career, the iconic artist, actress and businesswoman set the bar sky-high with more than 3,000 compositions, a string of feature film roles and swags of awards, including entry into the ...

  36. Coldplay & Guns N' Roses Join Top 10 of Billboard's Highest-Grossing Tours of All Time

    January 17, 2018 10:29 PM EST The ranking of the highest-grossing concert tours in Billboard Boxscore history generally lies unaltered from year to year with few, if any, changes. (Billboard’s Boxscore touring data archives stretch back to 1990.) However, 2017 saw two new entr ...

  37. Concord Music Fully Acquires Razor & Tie

    January 17, 2018 9:20 PM EST The deal follows an investment in the hard-rock label from 2015. Concord Music has fully acquired the Razor & Tie record label, the companies confirmed with Billboard on Wednesday (Jan. 17).  The deal follows an investment from 2015 when the ...

  38. Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour Hits $200 Million Earned

    January 17, 2018 8:37 PM EST Bruno Mars leads the pack on the weekly recap of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below) with sales reported from the final 2017 leg of his 24K Magic World Tour that began in the spring of last year. The singer played 10 shows in Latin American ma ...

  39. Chrissy Teigen & LL Cool J Talk 'Lip Sync Battle' Season 4: 'It's Fun to See Celebrities Squirm a Little Bit'

    January 17, 2018 6:47 PM EST New season kicks off Thursday with "Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration." It’s a Saturday in November at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., when co-host Chrissy Teigen walks into the Lip Sync Battle conference room ...

  40. John Mayer Signs With WME

    January 17, 2018 6:36 PM EST He follows his agent, Scott Clayton, who moved from CAA in November. John Mayer has officially signed with WME in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have learned. The agency will exclusively represent him worldwide in music, film, tel ...

  41. The Cranberries' U.S. Music Streams Increase 2,934% After Dolores O'Riordan's Death

    January 17, 2018 6:22 PM EST The group will likely see some of its songs return on next week’s charts (dated Jan. 27). After less than one full day of tracking following the death of  The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan on Monday , streaming totals for the group rose ...

  42. Gucci Mane Announces Plans for 'The Autobiography of Gucci Mane' Biopic

    January 17, 2018 5:07 PM EST Gucci Mane is already a platinum-selling artist, New York Times best-selling author and fashion designer, and now, the East Atlanta rap star is ready to add "director" to his growing résumé. On Wednesday (Jan. 17), Gucci announced on Twi ...

  43. The Black Madonna, Keys N Krates & More Announced for Sonar Fest Hong Kong 2018

    January 17, 2018 4:48 PM EST Spain's legendary Sonar Festival will return to Hong Kong for a second year of Asian expansion in 2018, and now, we get a first look at the diverse electronic offerings the successful spinoff event plans to enjoy. France's electronic her ...

  44. Cardi B Tops Beyonce to Become First Woman With Five Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    January 17, 2018 4:38 PM EST The rapper ties Drake & Kendrick Lamar with a stake in half of the chart’s top 10. Cardi B becomes the third act -- and first woman -- with five of the top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week since the list began in ...

  45. Mexican Rock Band Molotov Signs With peermusic for Global Publishing

    January 17, 2018 4:08 PM EST peermusic  now has complete global publishing rights to the whole of legendary Mexican rock group  Molotov , whose members consist of Miguel Huidobro, Tito Fuentes, Paco Ayala and Randy Ebright. The new deal was announced Wednesday (Jan 17) by pee ...

  46. Apple to Build Second Campus, Hire 20,000 in $350B Pledge

    January 17, 2018 4:07 PM EST Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law. The ple ...

  47. Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Partners With Mushroom; Mothership Acquires 'Genie In a Bottle,' Other Sheyne Hits

    January 17, 2018 3:15 PM EST Atlas Music has entered into an agreement with Mushroom Music Publishing to serve as its sub-publisher for Australia and New Zealand. The Atlas catalog, to be administered by Mushroom in those territories includes songs by Van Halen , Counting Cro ...

  48. Concord Music Announces Leadership Team for Expanded Publishing Business

    January 17, 2018 2:04 PM EST Jake Wisely will lead the company's publishing unit. Concord Music has firmed up its newly consolidated publishing operations with a series of leadership announcements. The company's publishing group, which includes the Rodgers & Ham ...

  49. John Sippel, Longtime Billboard Reporter And Editor, Dies at 97

    January 17, 2018 1:41 PM EST John Sippel , a Billboard reporter and editor for 25 years and was the last known link to the magazine when it was called The Billboard in the 1940s and 1950s, passed away Jan. 6 from natural causes in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 97. Sippel had a var ...

  50. Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die' Becomes One of Only Three Albums by Women With 300 Weeks on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2018 1:41 PM EST The 2012 album joins Adele's "21" & Carole King's "Tapestry." Lana Del Rey  becomes just the third woman in the history of the Billboard 200 chart to have an album spend at least 300 weeks on the survey. Her  Born ...

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