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  1. Warner Music's WEA Offering Buyouts Amid CD Sales Decline

    January 12, 2018 11:03 AM EST In a move to recalibrate the functionality of the company, WEA, the global distribution, marketing, sales and research arm of Warner Music Group, has sent buyout letters to about 130 employees dealing with physical product. The move appears to be ...

  2. Halsey Calls Out Firefly Festival For Lack of Females in 2018 Lineup: 'Where the Women At?'

    January 12, 2018 10:36 AM EST The singer took to Twitter after the lineup was released. Not everyone was excited when Firefly dropped the 2018 lineup on Thursday (Jan. 11). Halsey  -- who played the Delaware fest in 2015 -- sounded off on Twitter at the lack of female artists ...

  3. Nashville's SOLID Combines Networking and Community Service to Connect Future Music Industry Leaders

    January 12, 2018 10:21 AM EST Last November the Society of Leaders in Development celebrated its 20th anniversary by honoring some of its most successful alumni. Nashville continues to enjoy the reputation as one of the most vibrant and commercially viable music industry citie ...

  4. Double Vision: Behind the Popular Trend of Releasing Two Singles at Once

    January 12, 2018 10:10 AM EST One year ago on Wednesday (Jan. 10), Ed Sheeran broke the world record for most Spotify streams in a day by releasing two singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on a Hill," at the same time. The former has garnered over 1.55 billi ...

  5. Bad Bunny Announces First-Ever U.S. Tour Dates

    January 12, 2018 10:04 AM EST Bad Bunny  is ready to dominate 2018. "El conejo malo" announced his first-ever U.S. trek, The La Nueva Religión Tour, on Friday morning (Jan. 12). The tour will begin in New York City on March 1 and will stop by other major cities such ...

  6. Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Prioritize Personal Relationships

    January 12, 2018 8:30 AM EST Facebook is introducing a significant overhaul to its News Feed that will place a greater emphasis on posts from friends and family in the stream that users see when they log into the social network.  The move,  announced Thursday , means that art ...

  7. Katy Perry to Present Minnie Mouse with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 

    January 12, 2018 7:31 AM EST Pop superstar Katy Perry will honor Disney icon Minnie Mouse with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate the animated legend's 90th anniversary. Since first being introduced to the world 90 years ago in Disney’s iconic  Steamboat W ...

  8. Norway's Sigrid Wins BBC Music Sound of 2018 Poll

    January 12, 2018 5:45 AM EST Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has been named the winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2018 poll, voted for by some 170 industry experts, DJs, festival bookers, critics and former winners. The 21-year-old singer beat Rex Orange County, aka British singer ...

  9. H&M's Apology for Tone-Deaf 'Monkey' Sweatshirt Misstep 'Not Enough'

    January 12, 2018 5:16 AM EST H&M’s "monkey" sweatshirt debacle is yet another sad reminder of how much more work needs to be done when it comes understanding the implications that can arise behind certain images and messaging. The Sweden-based global fashion cha ...

  10. Sony Music Names Daniel Lieberberg President for Europe, Africa as Philip Ginthör Steps Down

    January 12, 2018 4:31 AM EST There’s a changing of the guard at Sony Music in Europe, where Philip Ginthör, CEO of its Germany, Switzerland and Austria operations, steps down after nearly two decades with the company, and Daniel Lieberberg is tapped for a broad international ...

  11. 'The Greatest Showman,' 'Frozen,' 'Titanic' & Other No. 1 Soundtracks That Heated Up the January Charts

    January 11, 2018 9:56 PM EST The Greatest Showman soundtrack’s ascent to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Jan. 13) is the latest example of how a movie released near Christmas can send its soundtrack to the top of the chart in January. Generally speaking, the early par ...

  12. 'The Greatest Showman' Heading for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 11, 2018 9:03 PM EST The Greatest Showman soundtrack appears headed for a second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Jan. 20, according to industry forecasters. The set may earn around 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 11 -- we ...

  13. Capitol Christian Music Group Names Peter York Chairman & CEO

    January 11, 2018 8:26 PM EST The promotion follows founder Bill Hearn's death to cancer last month. Capitol Christian Music Group has promoted Peter York to chairman and CEO, following the death of founder  Bill Hearn to cancer last month.  York was previously president ...

  14. Halsey, Troye Sivan & Chris Stapleton Are 2018's First 'Saturday Night Live' Performances

    January 11, 2018 8:25 PM EST Saturday Night Live  is back for its 2018 season and released its star-studded musical performances for the first few episodes, recruiting the talents of Halsey , Troye Sivan and Chris Stapleton . First up, Halsey is performing on the Sam Rockwell ...

  15. E-40 Hit With Countersuit in 'Captain Save a Hoe' Trademark Battle

    January 11, 2018 7:55 PM EST A book series is fighting for its right to use the same title as the Bay Area rapper's 1994 hit song. The publishers of a book called Captain Save a Hoe are countersuing rapper E-40 over their right to the title.  The latest action follows a ...

  16. John Fogerty Strikes Out at New Taraji P. Henson Film, 'Proud Mary' for Using His Classic Song Title

    January 11, 2018 7:40 PM EST "This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it." Proud Mary, which features “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson as a hit woman, opens in theaters Friday and it ...

  17. Lil Pump Now Free Agent, Contract Voided With Warner Bros.

    January 11, 2018 7:29 PM EST The "Gucci Gang" rapper was underage when he signed the deal and it was never certified by the court, sources tell Billboard. Lil Pump and his camp have voided the "Gucci Gang" rapper's contract with Warner Bros. Records o ...

  18. Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Jena Rose, Galantis & Throttle, Above & Beyond

    January 11, 2018 6:18 PM EST Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts. Jena Rose, "Sweet Love" Hailing from Plano, Texas, just-turned-17-year-old Jena Rose (full name: Jena Rose Raphael) jumps 44-34 in her second ...

  19. Round Hill Finalizes $245M Acquisition of Carlin America, Home to Elvis Presley & AC/DC Catalogs

    January 11, 2018 6:00 PM EST The publishing house picked up a catalog chock-filled with iconic songs, including "Fever," "Happy Together," "The Twist" and more. While Round Hill Music's acquisition of Carlin Music took longer than expected t ...

  20. Cardi B Ties Beyonce With Four Hits in Top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    January 11, 2018 3:38 PM EST Cardi B & Queen Bey are the only women to post four songs in the top 10 at the same time. Cardi B places four songs simultaneously in the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Jan. 13) for the second week in a row. [readmore:809 ...

  21. SZA, Nick Jonas, Mary J. Blige & Miguel Among First-Time Guild of Music Supervisors Nominees: See the List

    January 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST Mary J. Blige , Nick Jonas , Miguel , SZA and Julia Michaels are among the first-time nominees announced on Thursday (Jan. 11) for the eighth annual Guild of Music Supervisors' GMS Awards. The awards, which will be held on Feb. 8 at The Theat ...

  22. Six More Women Accuse Maestro Charles Dutoit, Including One Rape

    January 11, 2018 3:01 PM EST Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro raped her in 1988. The women say they were compelled to ...

  23. Brexit Could Cost UK £50 Billion, 500,000 Jobs Warns London Mayor

    January 11, 2018 2:59 PM EST Financial and professional services would be the hardest hit sector with around 120,000 job losses, but the creative, cultural and music industry might also suffer. Up to 500,000 jobs and £50 billion ($68 billion) in investment could be lost in th ...

  24. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso and Selena Gomez & Marshmello Collabs Climb on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 11, 2018 1:32 PM EST "Let Me Go" & "Wolves" waltz to new heights. Plus, Barbara Tucker tops Dance Club Songs. Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso's "Let Me Go," featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt, lifts 2-1 on Billboard 's Danc ...

  25. Live Nation Acquires Frank Productions: Exclusive

    January 11, 2018 1:26 PM EST The deal keeps Frank Productions, NS2 and CMoore Live operating as independent shops. Frank Productions, one of the largest independent promoters in the country, has sold a majority interest of their company to Live Nation in a blockbuster deal th ...

  26. Facebook Sets Deals With Global Music Rights, Kobalt and SESAC's Rumblefish

    January 11, 2018 12:58 PM EST Facebook announced a flurry of major partnerships with music industry organizations on Thursday in a step towards reshaping itself as a valuable ecosystem for music rights holders. Among the new orgs pairing with the world's largest social ne ...

  27. Slow Ticketing Helps Jay-Z Net $48.7M on 2017 Tour

    January 11, 2018 12:34 PM EST Higher prices and a push to keep tickets on the primary help rapper bank big on 4:44 Tour. JAY-Z grossed $48.7 million on his 32-date 4:44 tour November and December, a vindication of sorts for the hip-hop star who faced rumors that a lack of inst ...

  28. Bon Jovi Announces Second Leg of Their 'This House is Not for Sale' Tour

    January 11, 2018 12:21 PM EST If you're a Bon Jovi fan and you missed out on their incredible This House is Not for Sale tour, then you're in luck. The stadium-rock greats, who were just inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, tweeted the announcement Thur ...

  29. Love, Diversity & Acceptance: How Positivity Propelled 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack to Success

    January 11, 2018 11:47 AM EST The Greatest Showman , Michael Gracey’s colorful, true-ish musical tale of how OG circus showrunner P. T. Barnum ( Hugh Jackman ) built his empire in 19th-century New York, has received mixed reviews since its Dec. 20 debut. With a score of 56 per ...

  30. Rewinding the Charts: In 1991, Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Dethroned the King of Pop

    January 11, 2018 11:35 AM EST The Seattle-based alt-rock trio hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – unseating Michael Jackson – with its major-label debut and ushered in the age of grunge. " NIRVANA PULLS OFF AN ASTONISHING palace coup," wrote former Billboard editor of m ...

  31. G-Eazy's 'The Beautiful & Damned' Hits No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    January 11, 2018 11:29 AM EST Plus, Jhene Aiko earns a new top 10 song, while Vivian Green and Charlie Wilson make moves on Adult R&B Songs. G-Eazy ’s The Beautiful & Damned reaches No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Jan. 13) as it jumps 3-1 in its th ...

  32. Creator of 'S--tty Media Men' List Outs Self in First-Person Essay

    January 11, 2018 11:24 AM EST It was the scarlet letter list that everyone passed around but nobody wanted to be on: the "Shitty Media Men" spreadsheet that went viral in October, ticking off a rundown of men accused of alleged sexual misconduct. The author of the li ...

  33. Kenny G Signs With WME

    January 11, 2018 11:00 AM EST Award-winning artist Kenny G has signed with WME for exclusive worldwide representation in music, film, television, books, and endorsements. The artist, who's real name is  Kenneth Bruce Gorelick , had been represented by UTA. Since his debut ...

  34. Rewinding the Country Charts: In 2003, Mark Wills' Nostalgic '19 Somethin' ' Hit No. 1

    January 11, 2018 11:00 AM EST Wills' recollection of childhood in the '70s and '80s reigned for six weeks. On Jan. 11, 2003, Mark Wills ' "19 Somethin' " ascended 2-1 for its first of six weeks atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart. ...

  35. Motorhead Guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke Dies at 67

    January 11, 2018 10:32 AM EST Motorhead  guitarist Edward Allan Clarke -- aka "Fast" Eddie Clarke -- passed away peacefully Wednesday night (Jan. 10) after being treated for pneumonia. He was 67. The official Motorhead Facebook page shared the news in a post. "W ...

  36. Sam Smith's 'Palace' Hits No. 1 on Top TV Commercials Chart for December

    January 11, 2018 10:17 AM EST Apple iPhone X commercial is the tech giant's sixth No. 1 ad on the tally. Sam Smith ’s “Palace” rises 4-1 on  Billboard  & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, for December, thanks to the song’s appearance in Apple iPhone ...

  37. 30 Years After His Death, Roy Orbison Is Going On Tour Again -- In Hologram Form

    January 11, 2018 10:17 AM EST The U.K. leg of the "In Dreams" tour, featuring a laser-projected Roy and a live band, has already sold over 70 percent of its tickets. Two days ago, I watched Roy Orbison rise from the ground onto the stage at the Rose Theater at Lincol ...

  38. James Franco Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 5 Women

    January 11, 2018 10:12 AM EST The claims come after several women first accused the "Disaster Artist" star of sexual misconduct on Twitter amid his Golden Globes win; his lawyer disputes the allegations. Five women have accused actor James Franco of sexually inapprop ...

  39. Drake & Virginia Black Whiskey to Launch Initial Public Offering

    January 11, 2018 10:00 AM EST Drake entered the spirits game back in 2016 when he launched his own whiskey brand Virginia Black, and now the rapper is giving the public an opportunity to get a piece of the pie. Today (Jan. 11), Drake, along with spirits entrepreneur Brent Hock ...

  40. Behind All the Smart Gadgets, Amazon and Google Are Waging War

    January 11, 2018 9:37 AM EST The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press ev ...

  41. Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town Announce Joint Tour

    January 11, 2018 9:30 AM EST Get those cowboy boots out and ready to go country, music fans. Country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town just announced a joint summer venture, The Bandwagon Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on Jul. 12 in North Carolina.  T ...

  42. George Clooney, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell & Other Stars Appear in Chris Cornell 'The Promise' PSA: Watch

    January 11, 2018 9:13 AM EST Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell appears with his children Toni and Christopher in a new PSA for the anti-genocide campaign The Promise. The two-minute clip premiered on Variety Wednesday (Jan. 10) and it features Cornell's song "Th ...

  43. Selena Quintanilla-Inspired Latino Family Drama Coming to ABC

    January 11, 2018 9:06 AM EST It's no secret: there's a lack of mainstream, English-language television that depicts the beauty and complexities that come with being raised Latino in modern-day USA. A  Selena Quintanilla -inspired ABC family drama is here to change t ...

  44. SiriusXM Not Interested in Big Acquisitions, Says CFO

    January 11, 2018 9:05 AM EST U.S. pay-radio operator SiriusXM on Wednesday said it was unlikely to do any major mergers or acquisitions anytime soon. "Our organic growth opportunities are still massive," David Frear , SiriusXM CFO, told the Citi Global TMT West Conf ...

  45. Kobalt Appoints Avid Larizadeh Duggan EVP, Chief Strategy & Business Officer

    January 11, 2018 9:00 AM EST She joins from GV -- formerly Google Ventures -- the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc., where Kobalt was one of her portfolio companies. Kobalt has hired Avid Larizadeh Duggan to lead global strategy and business development for Koba ...

  46. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys & The Killers to Headline 2018 Firefly Music Festival

    January 11, 2018 8:31 AM EST Eminem is officially the king of summer. The "Chloraseptic" rapper just added a fifth festival headlining gig to his growing roster, landing atop the lineup for the 2018 Firefly Music Festival (June 14-17) along with fellow topliners  Ke ...

  47. INgrooves Acquires Sovereign Music Services to Provide Royalty Accounting

    January 11, 2018 5:04 AM EST INgrooves, one of the top indie distributors in the U.S., has acquired Sovereign Music Services in an arrangement that will provide royalty accounting and mechanical reporting services for label, publishers and artist partners.  As part of the new ...

  48. LCD Soundsystem Scores on Hot Tours Tally With Fall Run

    January 11, 2018 2:58 AM EST LCD Soundsystem earns a slot on the latest weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list below) based on two sold out performances during the group’s recent fall trek. On the road in support of its September release American Dream , the reunited band played ...

  49. The Commodores Trademark Fight Decided in Florida Court

    January 10, 2018 11:14 PM EST The exclusive right to use The Commodores ' name and trademarks belongs to a company run by founding members William King and Walter Orange, a Florida appellate court has ruled. Commodores Entertainment Corporation, a company run by King and ...

  50. Ed Sheeran-Penned Song for Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

    January 10, 2018 9:47 PM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill , who together released a song last October titled "The Rest of Our Life," along with Ed Sheeran who is credited with co-writing this tune, have all been hauled into court in the latest copyright lawsuit targeti ...

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