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  1. Wixen Music Publishing Calls Out Spotify for Trying to 'Confuse' Its Clients Regarding New $1.6B Lawsuit

    January 08, 2018 9:01 PM EST "The intention is to disenfranchise our clients' legal rights and subvert their intentions," said founder Randall Wixen, responding to a request the streaming service filed Friday. Wixen Music Publishing is accusing Spotify of attem ...

  2. Ed Sheeran & Beyonce's 'Perfect' No. 1 on Hot 100, Camila Cabello's 'Havana' Back Up to No. 2

    January 08, 2018 7:15 PM EST "Perfect" leads for a fifth week & crowns Radio Songs, while "Havana" returns to its peak. Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé 's "Perfect" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. The song also takes over as the most ...

  3. Music Trade Organizations Across the Industry Band Together to Endorse Key Initiatives in Congress

    January 08, 2018 6:59 PM EST This is a departure from the past when the different sectors were often involved in lobbying against each other. With three pieces of music legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress, the various sectors of the industry have pulled toget ...

  4. Garrison Keillor in Mediation With Minnesota Public Radio Over Firing

    January 08, 2018 6:44 PM EST Humorist Garrison Keillor says he is in negotiations with Minnesota Public Radio after the radio network cut ties with the former A Prairie Home Companion host over unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior. Keillor wrote on his Facebook p ...

  5. Camila Cabello's 'Havana' Logs Longest Run Atop Pop Songs Chart for a Lead Female in Five Years

    January 08, 2018 5:16 PM EST At seven weeks, the song boasts the longest reign for a female artist in a lead role since Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" in 2013. Camila Cabello 's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, tops Billboard 's Pop ...

  6. Golden Globes Audience Dips to 19 Million

    January 08, 2018 4:40 PM EST All eyes may not have been on Seth Meyers last night -- but a lot of them were. Adjusted returns for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards have the telecast down a little from the previous year. The show, which ran for three hours and change, averaged 19 m ...

  7. The Weeknd Ends Relationship With H&M After 'Monkey' Image Goes Viral

    January 08, 2018 3:38 PM EST The Weeknd took to Twitter on Monday (Jan. 8) to announce he would not be collaborating with H&M in the future after a photo went viral of a black child modeling a green hoodie that reads "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle." "Woke up ...

  8. Justin Timberlake Offering 'Stage Bar' VIP Experience on Tour, Complete With Personal Barstool

    January 08, 2018 3:18 PM EST Are you the biggest Justin Timberlake fan? If you think you are, JT has the perfect way for you to prove it. On Monday morning (Jan. 8), the singer announced the dates for his 27-city Man of the Woods tour, which is slated to kick off March 13 at ...

  9. Recording Academy, RIAA, NMPA, ASCAP and BMI Unite to Give Full-Throated Endorsement of Licensing Reforms

    January 08, 2018 3:11 PM EST A collection of music industry organizations covering most major elements of the business -- labels, publishing, performing rights organizations and more -- have officially endorsed a trio of key pieces of music legislation currently winding throu ...

  10. David Byrne Announces New Album 'American Utopia' & Tour

    January 08, 2018 2:57 PM EST Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will continue to build his prolific portfolio in 2018, announcing a new solo album on Monday (Jan. 8) called American Utopia , due out March 9. The project will be backed by a North American tour this spri ...

  11. Method Man Joins 'Shaft' Reboot

    January 08, 2018 2:43 PM EST Shaft , New Line Cinema's reboot of the 1970s blaxploitation action movie, has added Cliff “ Method Man ” Smith to its cast. Samuel L. Jackson is reprising the role he first played in the 2000 film update directed by John Singleton, while Jes ...

  12. Mormonism & LGBTQ Youth: Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds on His Documentary

    January 08, 2018 2:06 PM EST In Believer , a Sundance-bound documentary that he executive-produced, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds confronts the way Mormonism treats LGBTQ youth. What inspired this doc? We were going to make a documentary about Fremont Street in Las Ve ...

  13. Oscar Song Contenders Take on a More Socially-Conscious Point of View

    January 08, 2018 1:52 PM EST As the Jan. 12 deadline for Oscar nominations voting approaches, expect songs from socially conscious-oriented films and entries from past winners to dominate the best original song category. This year, 70 tunes are in consideration, down from 91 ...

  14. Jason Derulo Partners With Zumba for Official 'Tip Toe' Choreography

    January 08, 2018 1:39 PM EST Jason Derulo is the latest superstar to partner with Zumba in developing a collaboration between music and choreography. Derulo’s single “Tip Toe” will now boast an official Zumba choreography inspired by Derulo’s signature dance moves, and will b ...

  15. Coachella Bans Marijuana, Despite the Drug Now Being Legal in California

    January 08, 2018 1:33 PM EST The California music festival has officially outlawed the use of marijuana on its grounds, despite its host state of California’s recent legalization of the drug. The festival’s Q&A section on its site reads, “Sorry bro. Marijuana and marijuan ...

  16. Sundance 2018 Preview: From Joan Jett to Usher, The Most Anticipated Music Films

    January 08, 2018 1:00 PM EST The Sundance film festival has long showcased breakout actors and potential Academy Award contenders. But in 2018, major music artists will be driving much of the conversation at the annual film summit in Park City, Utah. “This, by far, was the ye ...

  17. Musical.ly North America President Alex Hofmann Leaves the Company

    January 08, 2018 12:45 PM EST Alex Hofmann , who has spent the past three years at wildly popular lip sync app Musical.ly as the company's president of North America, announced today (Jan. 8) that he is leaving the company. His departure, described as amicable, arrives tw ...

  18. 'The Greatest Showman' Songwriter Benj Pasek on Landing A No. 1 Album and Co-Writing Golden Globe Winner 'This Is Me'

    January 08, 2018 12:30 PM EST By their own admission, it’s been a crazy several months for La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who captured the best original song Golden Globe Sunday night for “This Is Me,” from The Greatest Showman. On Sund ...

  19. TMWRK Acquires Yebo Music's Management Division, Roster

    January 08, 2018 12:10 PM EST Yebo Music's artist management division has been acquired by TMWRK, the New York-based firm behind the careers of DJ/producers Diplo , Dillon Francis and A-Trak , among others. Yebo's management roster, including Two Feet, Chrome Sparks ...

  20. Australian TV, Stage Star Craig McLachlan Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

    January 08, 2018 11:57 AM EST Complaints by two female co-stars in a stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" are being investigated by local police. Former  Neighbours  star Craig McLachlan has been forced to stand aside from his role as Frank N Furter in an Aust ...

  21. Sony/ATV Signs Licensing Deal With Facebook

    January 08, 2018 11:47 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook have completed a multi-year licensing deal that will allow users to share videos on the social network and its popular Instagram service, giving songwriters a long sought after path to generating more royalti ...

  22. 'Fifty Shades Freed' Track List: Sia, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld & More

    January 08, 2018 11:30 AM EST Songs featuring  Sia , Ellie Goulding , Hailee Steinfeld , Miike Snow and others will appear on the official soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed , the track list for which has just dropped.  The 22-song compilation includes “Capital Letters” by Hail ...

  23. James Taylor Performs at Star-Studded Haiti Benefit Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio

    January 08, 2018 11:29 AM EST James Taylor  performed "Sweet Baby James" and other classic rock favorites at Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Rising Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Milk Studios on Saturday (Jan. 6) in Hollywood. At the pre-Golden Glob ...

  24. 'Filthy' Brings Justin Timberlake Back to Pop Songs Airplay Chart

    January 08, 2018 11:29 AM EST The "super-experimental" song launches at No. 23, marking the highest debut for a male artist since 2015. Justin Timberlake blasts back onto Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Filthy" launches at No. 23 (on th ...

  25. Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National to Headline 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival

    January 08, 2018 11:05 AM EST David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes and The War on Drugs are also playing the May 4-6 event in Atlanta. If it's good old fashioned rock 'n' roll you're looking for, then Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival has plenty of it fo ...

  26. Bruno Mars, the Killers and Muse to Headline BottleRock

    January 08, 2018 11:00 AM EST The Napa event Includes 80 musical acts, high-end wine and food. One year after being acquired by Live Nation, the BottleRock festival held in Northern California's wine country is back with a headliner list that includes Bruno Mars , the Kil ...

  27. Producer Gina Turner Among Dozens Arrested For Drug Possession Boarding Holy Ship! Festival

    January 08, 2018 10:42 AM EST New York-based DJ and producer Gina Turner was among more than two dozen people arrested for drug possession while boarding Holy Ship! music festival Saturday afternoon (Jan. 6). She was scheduled to perform on the four-day cruise festival, as wel ...

  28. Rod Stewart Announces Summer Tour With Special Guest Cyndi Lauper

    January 08, 2018 10:42 AM EST After the success of their hit 2017 joint summer tour, singer Rod Stewart has decided to once again team up with fellow classic rocker  Cyndi Lauper for another go at their fabulous concert series.  Announced on Monday (Jan. 8) the tour will trek ...

  29. 'How to Be a Rock Critic' Celebrates the Legacy of Music Writer Lester Bangs

    January 08, 2018 10:39 AM EST All you need to appreciate the work of the late, influential rock critic Lester Bangs, his friend and editor Greil Marcus once wrote, “is a willingness to accept that the best writer in America could write almost nothing but record reviews.” Or be ...

  30. Lin-Manuel Miranda Spends Three Kings Day With Hurricane-Affected Families in NYC, Donates 36,000 Toys to Puerto Rico

    January 08, 2018 10:37 AM EST Award-winning playwright and  Hamilton  creator  Lin-Manuel Miranda , along with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and the Hispanic Federation , spent this year's Three Kings Day (Jan. 6) with hurricane-affected families in NYC. Forced to up ...

  31. P!nk to Sing National Anthem Before Super Bowl LII

    January 08, 2018 10:36 AM EST Add Pink to your Super Bowl plans. The singer has signed on to perform the National Anthem before Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, NBC and the NFL announced on Monday morning (Jan. 8). The Beautiful Trauma singer will help get the party started at U.S Ba ...

  32. Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein on Life After 'Portlandia': 'There's Always a Connection Between Us'

    January 08, 2018 10:24 AM EST "We believe in a beginning, middle and ending,” says Fred Armisen. He’s explaining the decision to pull the plug on Portlandia , the critically acclaimed sketch-comedy series he created with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein and Tim ...

  33. Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb iPhone, Gadget Addiction Among Kids

    January 08, 2018 9:30 AM EST Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC an ...

  34. The National Homecoming Festival to Feature Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders & More

    January 08, 2018 8:57 AM EST The Cincinnati band's event will take place on Apr. 28-29 on the riverfront in their hometown. Nobody told The National that you can't go home again. The Cincinnati-bred rockers revealed the all-star lineup for the inaugural edition of t ...

  35. What to Watch For at CES 2018: Apple HomeKit, Voice Assistants and Google Tech

    January 08, 2018 8:55 AM EST What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with  digital assistants from Amazon and Google  . Apple is coming out with its own speak ...

  36. John Mayer Sings 'The Joker' With Steve Miller at Martin Guitar Icon Dick Boak's Retirement Celebration

    January 08, 2018 8:50 AM EST John Mayer helped celebrate Dick Boak's retirement from renown American guitar manufacturer Martin Guitar on Saturday night (Jan. 6) with the help of other artists including fellow guitar icon  Steve Miller .  In an experience that Mayer desc ...

  37. Justin Timberlake Announces Man of the Woods North American Tour Dates

    January 08, 2018 8:25 AM EST Justin Timberlake is hitting the road. The singer announced the dates for his upcoming 27-city Man of the Woods North American tour on Monday morning (Jan. 8), which is slated to kick off on March 13 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Live N ...

  38. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1988, An 'Emotional' Whitney Houston Hit No. 1

    January 08, 2018 8:05 AM EST Plus, remembering feats by Usher, Christina Aguilera & Garth Brooks. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan. 8, 1944 Happy 74th birthday, earliest origins of a Billboar ...

  39. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Bags Another Chart Crown Down Under

    January 08, 2018 4:45 AM EST Ed Sheeran grabs another week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) as the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman  (Atlantic/Warner) rises to the zenith of the national albums survey .  The triple-platinum “Perfect” en ...

  40. Oprah Winfrey Promises 'A New Day Is on the Horizon' in Triumphant Golden Globes Speech

    January 07, 2018 10:38 PM EST If Oprah Winfrey ever decides to run for president -- as fans have implored her to do for years -- her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday's (Jan. 7) Golden Globes could double as her first stump speech. It ...

  41. 'The Shape of Water' Wins Best Score at the 2018 Golden Globes

    January 07, 2018 9:10 PM EST Veteran film composer Alexandre Desplat  took home best score at the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday night (Jan. 7). It was the composer's second win in nine nominations at the awards, the first coming for  The Painted Veil  in 2007.  "Merc ...

  42. 'The Greatest Showman' Wins Best Original Song Golden Globe for 'This Is Me'

    January 07, 2018 9:09 PM EST Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul previously nabbed the same award for ‘La La Land’ Not only is the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but the P.T. Barnum musical biopic's song “This Is Me” nabbed the best or ...

  43. Brian Eno, Roger Waters & More Voice Support for Lorde's Israel Show Cancelation in Letter

    January 07, 2018 4:59 PM EST The ongoing controversy surrounding the cancelation of  Lorde ’s scheduled performance in Tel Aviv continues as numerous artists, including  Brian Eno ,  Roger Waters , Kathleen Hanna and  Talib Kweli , have now signed an open letter in support of ...

  44. French Singer France Gall Dies at 70

    January 07, 2018 4:30 PM EST French singer France Gall has died at age 70. A representative for Gall confirmed the news, saying that the singer passed away Sunday morning (Jan. 7) in Paris after an infection complication caused by cancer, as  The Independent reports. Gall was ...

  45. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 07, 2018 3:00 PM EST The Greatest Showman soundtrack hits No. 1 in its fourth week on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 106,000 equivalent album units earned (up 37 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4. Of that sum, 78,000 were traditional album sales (up 28 percent). ...

  46. Lana Del Rey Responds to Radiohead Dispute: 'Their Lawyers Have Been Relentless'

    January 07, 2018 2:48 PM EST UPDATE: Radiohead's reps deny that a lawsuit has been filed, but confirmed copyright discussions. Lana Del Rey says  Radiohead is suing her for copyright infringement. The singer tweeted Sunday (Jan. 7) that the British rock band has filed a ...

  47. Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Founding Member, Dies at 76

    January 07, 2018 12:58 PM EST Ray Thomas, flautist and vocalist for British rock group The Moody Blues , has died at 76. His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, says Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey, near London. Ray and I have been on this ...

  48. Sara Bareilles Joins NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live

    January 06, 2018 4:20 PM EST The 'Waitress' star will play Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend and Alice Cooper. Sara Bareilles is heading to NBC. The  Waitress  star and composer has joined the cast of the network's forthcoming live production of  Jesus Christ ...

  49. Harvey Weinstein Sued for Alleged Scheme to Foil Sexual Misconduct Probe

    January 06, 2018 1:49 PM EST A lawyer who represented actress Paz de la Huerta has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and a former New York prosecutor, alleging they coordinated in a scheme to get the actress to drop her sexual misconduct complaint against the movie mog ...

  50. FX CEO Says No Sex Misconduct by Louis C.K. While at Company

    January 06, 2018 11:43 AM EST FX Networks CEO John Landgraf says an investigation into sexual misconduct by Louis C.K. found nothing involving his work for the company over the past eight years. The investigation followed a published report of misbehavior, Landgraf told TV cri ...

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