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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

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

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

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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). ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. '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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. EDC Announces Asian Expansion, New Vegas Stages in 2018

    January 17, 2018 12:34 PM EST New year, new you, new EDC. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella hopped on Facebook to let fans know about his big plans for the Electric Daisy Carnival brand in 2018. He first announced a new logo coming to celebrate Insomniac's 25th anniversary, ...

  43. Jeezy Sells Remaining Stake in Tequila Avion

    January 17, 2018 12:33 PM EST Over the years, Jeezy has grown from rap star to all-around businessman, as he's strengthened his business portfolio by connecting with brands like Tequila Avion, Defiance Fuel, as well as other business endeavors. For his latest business mov ...

  44. 'Today' Executive Producer Don Nash Stepping Down

    January 17, 2018 12:15 PM EST There are more changes in store for NBC's  Today  show, which recently promoted Hoda Kotb to serve as Savannah Guthrie's early-morning co-anchor. Now, veteran executive producer Don Nash is stepping down from his position. Nash has serve ...

  45. Grammys Announce Artists for 'Salute to Classical Music,' Leonard Bernstein Tribute

    January 17, 2018 12:06 PM EST The Grammys have announced a diverse lineup of musicians for their "Salute to Classical Music." The event, which will be held Jan. 26 at Carnegie Hall at 2:30 p.m., will also serve as a tribute to Leonard Bernstein as part of the globe-s ...

  46. Dierks Bentley, Ray Stevens Open Clubs in Nashville

    January 17, 2018 11:18 AM EST Dierks Bentley and Ray Stevens opened clubs in Music City four days apart with star-studded guest lists that underscored the swell of energy around Nashville’s creative community. Bentley’s long-awaited Whiskey Row Nashville, located in the heart ...

  47. Cardi B Hits New No. 3 High on Artist 100 Chart, Ed Sheeran Reigns

    January 17, 2018 11:13 AM EST Plus, Justin Timberlake jumps 46-11, thanks to new single "Filthy." Cardi B rises to a new No. 3 high, from No. 11, on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated  Jan. 20 ), as her latest hit song, "Finesse," with Bruno Mars , vault ...

  48. Lil Skies Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut With 'Nowadays' & 'Red Roses'

    January 17, 2018 11:10 AM EST The rapper also scores his first entry on the Billboard 200 with 'Life of a Dark Horse.' Waynesboro, Pennsylvania-based rapper Lil Skies makes a splash on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated  Jan. 20 ), as the rising SoundCloud sta ...

  49. Maren Morris Scores First Solo No. 1 'Song' On Country Airplay Chart

    January 17, 2018 10:35 AM EST Maren Morris ' "I Could Use a Love Song" (Columbia Nashville) ascends 2-1 in its 44th week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 20), increasing 9 percent to 43 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Mus ...

  50. Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    January 17, 2018 10:20 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi had only one person in mind to induct his band  Bon Jovi  into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame in April: Howard Stern. So, on Wednesday morning (Jan. 17), the two old friends revealed to the world that after much hand-wringing and kvet ...

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