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  1. Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck on New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup

    January 24, 2018 5:02 AM EST Aretha Franklin , Sting , Aerosmith , Beck , Jack Whit e and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two weekends th ...

  2. Imagine Dragons Plot Australia and New Zealand Tour

    January 24, 2018 3:39 AM EST Imagine Dragons will swoop into Australia and New Zealand this May for a six-date arena tour.  The U.S. alternative rock outfit embark on the Australasian leg of their Evolve World Tour with a concert May 12 at Perth Arena, followed by dates in Me ...

  3. Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher, Liars & More Nominated for Australian Music Prize

    January 24, 2018 1:43 AM EST Albums by Paul Kelly and Jen Cloher head-up the shortlist for the Australian Music Prize. The AMP, now in its 13th year, is modeled on Britain's Mercury Music Prize and Canada's Polaris Prize and is decided by a music industry panel, who ...

  4. Daughter of Late Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Wins Settlement

    January 23, 2018 10:52 PM EST The daughter of the late heavy metal band Slipknot’s   bassist Paul Gray has won a settlement in a lawsuit against a doctor and other health care providers for the loss of her father’s companionship and support. A document filed Monday in the Iowa ...

  5. YouTube Unveils Plans to Benefit Artists & Songwriters: Consolidating Content, Implementing ID System

    January 23, 2018 9:15 PM EST The Google-owned video platform will move subscribers to Official Artist Channels and adopt the ISNI system. YouTube announced plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) to consolidate artist's channels on its platform, uniting all an artist's subscribe ...

  6. It's Fall Out Boy's 'Mania' vs. 'Greatest Showman' for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2018 8:23 PM EST Fall Out Boy ’s new studio album Mania is battling it out for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman . According to industry forecasters, Mania and Showman might each earn around 105,000 to 110,000 equ ...

  7. Phillip Phillips Signs With WME

    January 23, 2018 7:48 PM EST The 'American Idol' singer is the latest artist to leave CAA. CAA has lost another artist to a rival. This time it's singer and songwriter Phillip Phillips , who has signed with WME for exclusive worldwide representation in music, f ...

  8. Universal Music Canada Promotes Kristen Burke to EVP, General Manager

    January 23, 2018 7:24 PM EST She will lead the company's teams across marketing, digital, commercial affairs, promotions, communications and creative. Universal Music Canada has promoted Kristen Burke to executive vice-president and general manager to lead the company� ...

  9. Opportunity in the Global Music Industry Brings New Challenges as Services Find One Size Doesn't Fit All

    January 23, 2018 7:20 PM EST Panelists at the Ny:Lon Connect event in Manhattan on Tuesday discussed streaming's globalizing effects on the business. Even with the turnaround news of the last few years, there could be more good news ahead for the music industry, accordin ...

  10. Want Stevie Wonder to Call You? Land an Oscar Nomination: Raphael Saadiq, Common, Diane Warren & More React to Oscar Nods

    January 23, 2018 6:29 PM EST As if Raphael Saadiq ’s day weren’t going well enough after garnering an Oscar nomination for best original song Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) for co-writing “Mighty River” from Mudbound , Stevie Wonder called just to say he loved him and congratulati ...

  11. Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 Will Honor Latin Music Legends & Today's Brightest Voices

    January 23, 2018 6:05 PM EST Bridging cultural & generational gaps, the 30th edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina will be one for the books. Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 will honor music legends and the new-school cadre of chart-toppers, Univision Network announced o ...

  12. The Future of the Streaming Economy: 5 Things to Watch (Guest Column)

    January 23, 2018 5:13 PM EST From singles to record deals, the rest of then world and more -- here's what you can expect to see in the new music business. Jordan Bromley is a partner at law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.   Over the course of the past several ye ...

  13. Lenny Kravitz Signs With UTA

    January 23, 2018 5:00 PM EST His team will be led by UTA Chairman Jim Berkus to pursue music, touring, fine art and licensing, branding and endorsements. UTA has signed four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, actor and producer  Lenny Kravitz in all areas. He had b ...

  14. Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Joe & More to Perform at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Festival

    January 23, 2018 4:48 PM EST The Jazz in the Gardens festival will return for its 13th annual music celebration this March, bringing a community of jazz, funk and R&B lovers together in Miami Gardens, Florida, with some of the genres' most influential artists taking ...

  15. Producer Ludwig Göransson Talks Childish Gambino Grammy Nominations & Scoring 'Black Panther' Film

    January 23, 2018 4:43 PM EST Ludwig Göransson has been making music with Donald Glover since his days on Community . The Swedish transplant landed his first composer job in Los Angeles on the beloved show, and Glover was working on a mixtape. After inquiring if Göransson knew ...

  16. Fifth Harmony & One Direction Paved the Way for Camila Cabello & Zayn's Solo Hot 100 No. 1s

    January 23, 2018 4:09 PM EST Both singers have accomplished on their own what those acts haven't: a Hot 100 chart-topper. A perhaps unexpected pattern has emerged atop the Billboard Hot 100 . One way to hit No. 1? Leave arguably the most prominent boy band and girl group ...

  17. TV Journalists Fight Grand Jury Subpoena After Interviewing Suge Knight in Prison

    January 23, 2018 3:48 PM EST As Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight prepares to defend himself at a murder trial, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has convened an emergency hearing Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) to discuss an application by two journalist ...

  18. Alesso, French Montana & More On Tomorrowland 2018 Phase 1 Lineup

    January 23, 2018 3:45 PM EST Tomorrowland just announced the first names for its 2018 lineup, and while a lot of the usual cast of characters are there, rapper French Montana seems to stand out from the crowd. It's not unusual for a dance festival to dive into hip-hop, b ...

  19. LL Cool J, Katharine McPhee & Sharon Osbourne Lined Up for NFL Talent Contest 'MVP: Most Valuable Performer'

    January 23, 2018 3:37 PM EST The prime time special airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. With two weeks to kill before the Super Bowl, what is an NFL superfan to do? If the first thing that popped into your head was "watch Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins bust ou ...

  20. Gary Richards to Start New Cruise Fest, 'Friend Ship'

    January 23, 2018 2:30 PM EST bbbiz , Gary Richards ...

  21. Country Singer Lari White Dies at 52

    January 23, 2018 1:52 PM EST Lari White , a soulful singer who made her presence known in the Country Music industry as a singer, songwriter – and also as a producer, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 23) after a brief battle with cancer. She was 52 years old. Born May 13, 1965 in Du ...

  22. Apple Sets HomePod Release Date, Unveils Core Features of $349 Speaker

    January 23, 2018 1:30 PM EST Now that the sting of missing out on holiday sales has worn off, Apple is finally ready to capitalize on the smart speaker craze with a Feb. 9 release of its highly anticipated HomePod device. Consumers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia can pre-orde ...

  23. Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dies at 69

    January 23, 2018 1:04 PM EST Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland has died at age 69. The band issued a statement on the passing of Holland, who performed with the legendary British metal group from 1979-1989 and had been reportedly teaching drums in Spain since taking le ...

  24. Warner/Chappell Spain Names Javier Dean A&R Director

    January 23, 2018 11:48 AM EST The former Sony ATV A&R director, known as “Chiki,” joins the publishing company in Madrid. Javier Dean has joined Warner/Chappell Music Spain as A&R director. Dean, known as “Chiki,” was formerly president of A&R for Sony/ATV Spain. T ...

  25. Grammys Reflect Country Music's In And Out-Of-The-Box Thinking

    January 23, 2018 11:30 AM EST When the country winners are unveiled Jan. 28 at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, industry voters have an opportunity to make a statement about where they want the format to go. There's a distinct stylistic range in all four of the country cate ...

  26. Action Bronson To Appear in Robert De Niro Netflix Film 'The Irishman'

    January 23, 2018 10:59 AM EST The film also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and will be directed by Martin Scorsese. New York rapper and Vice TV star Action Bronson has joined Netflix’s upcoming biographical crime film The Irishman . Based on the book I Hear You Paint Houses by ...

  27. Russell Dickerson & Triple Tigers Records Roar To First Country Airplay No. 1 With 'Yours'

    January 23, 2018 10:55 AM EST In its 39th week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, singer-songwriter Russell Dickerson 's launch single "Yours" (Triple Tigers) hops 3-1, on the list dated Jan. 27, as it increases 4 percent to 42.3 million audience impres ...

  28. Bandmates, Family Attend Funeral of Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan

    January 23, 2018 10:50 AM EST Hundreds of mourners gathered in Dolores O’Riordan’s Irish hometown Tuesday (Jan. 23) for the funeral of the Cranberries singer, who died last week at the age of 46. The funeral mass at the parish church of St. Ailbe in Ballybricken, southwest Ire ...

  29. Ezekiel Lewis Appointed Executive VP A&R at Epic Records: Exclusive

    January 23, 2018 10:30 AM EST of Roc Nation Records. Los Angeles Gail Mitchell Record Labels Legal and Management Record Labels bbbiz ...

  30. D.C.'s Kennedy Center Prepares For Cuban Invasion During Artes de Cuba Festival

    January 23, 2018 10:25 AM EST “Artes de Cuba” festival will bring “an unprecedented gathering” of Cuban artists to Washington in May. The Kennedy Center is preparing for a Cuban invasion: Artes de Cuba, a two-week festival that includes a program of over 50 performances, is sc ...

  31. Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto Resigns

    January 23, 2018 9:45 AM EST Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company.  Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter. Noto is considere ...

  32. Camila Cabello, Beyonce & Britney Spears: The Last Three Artists to Earn First Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Simultaneously

    January 23, 2018 9:30 AM EST Cabello joins the club thanks to "Havana" & "Camila." Camila Cabello takes over atop Billboard 's signature song and album charts for the first time this week, marking a rare double domination for a first-time leader o ...

  33. Ed Sheeran Joins Star-Studded Performer List For War Child Brits Week Shows

    January 23, 2018 9:16 AM EST Ed Sheeran is the latest addition to the War Childs Brits Week run of shows beginning on Feb. 12 and concluding on Feb. 24. Sheeran will headline at the intimate, 2,350-person venue Indigo at The O2. The 11 shows which are a lead-up to the Brit Aw ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: Alice Cooper Pairs With Primary Wave; UMPG Signs Country Hitmaker Josh Hoge

    January 23, 2018 9:15 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. Primary Wave Music Publishing have signed an agreement with Alice Cooper to provide marketing and administration to the singer's publishing catalog, which ...

  35. 2018 Oscar Nominations: See the Full List

    January 23, 2018 8:33 AM EST The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) in Los Angeles by Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and performance-capture legend Andy Serkis ( Star Wars: The Last Jedi ), with Guillermo del Toro's lauded f ...

  36. Katy Perry Honors Minnie Mouse With Touching Speech & Polka-Dot Outfit During Hollywood Star Presentation

    January 23, 2018 8:17 AM EST After the announcement was made that Katy Perry would honor Minnie Mouse as the Disney icon received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, KatyCats figured the pop star would pull out all the stops to show some respect. Perry certainly did not d ...

  37. Britney Spears Taking Las Vegas 'Piece of Me' Show on Tour Around the World

    January 23, 2018 7:51 AM EST Oops! She’s doing it again. Pop megastar Britney Spears is taking her Piece of Me tour to select cities in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom this summer after a wildly successful four-year run in Las Vegas. "I'm so excited to ...

  38. South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Dies at 78

    January 23, 2018 7:33 AM EST Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement  from his family  on Tuesday (Jan. 23). Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in ...

  39. U.K. Regulator Says Fox-Sky Deal 'Not in Public Interest'

    January 23, 2018 3:19 AM EST The U.K. competition regulator early Tuesday London time published its preliminary report on 21st Century Fox's proposed deal for full ownership of European pay TV giant Sky, raising concerns about the influence of the Murdoch family trust th ...

  40. Eminem and Ramz Go Toe-to-Toe for U.K. Singles Chart Crown

    January 23, 2018 1:41 AM EST It’s a rap battle on the U.K.’s midweek singles chart as Eminem and Ramz go toe-to-toe for the title. Eminem’s current chart leader "River" (Interscope), featuring Ed Sheeran , takes the lead on the Official Singles Chart Update though L ...

  41. Davos Awards: Elton John Talk Refugees, HIV Crises

    January 23, 2018 12:55 AM EST Cate Blanchett, Elton John and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan spoke out on the social issues of immigration, HIV and kids' and women's rights on Monday evening at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. They appeared at the ...

  42. A Grammy Curse? Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, Others Reflect on Best New Artist Award

    January 22, 2018 11:30 PM EST Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it. That’s why some feel that winning the award is a slight curse. The Recor ...

  43. Snoop Dogg Donates $35K to Colin Kaepernick's 'Million Dollar Pledge'

    January 22, 2018 10:46 PM EST Colin Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge” is inching closer and closer to its goal. Thanks to Snoop Dogg , $35,000 has been donated to Mothers Against Police Brutality in Dallas, TX. [readmore:8095081] “#10for10 @snoopdogg donated MORE MONEY 2 my ...

  44. Def Leppard's Catalog Leaps in Sales & Streaming on First Day of Wide Availability

    January 22, 2018 9:58 PM EST The band’s digital song sales jumped 1,422 percent on Jan. 19, while the act's on-demand audio streams rose 379 percent. On-demand audio streams of Def Leppard ’s catalog of songs rose 379 percent in the first day of its  wide availability on ...

  45. Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring After Parkinson's Diagnosis

    January 22, 2018 9:13 PM EST Neil Diamond has officially announced his retirement from touring due to his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The third leg of his 50 th Anniversary tour, which was set to launch in March across Australia and New Zealand, has been cancelled as was me ...

  46. 'Stranger Things,' 'The Crown' Propel Netflix Membership Gains

    January 22, 2018 8:52 PM EST The streamer now has more than 117 million members worldwide. Stranger Things  and  The Crown  led Netflix to a strong end of the year in which the streamer added more new subscribers than it has in any previous quarter.  Netflix reported Monday t ...

  47. 2010s Grammys Best New Artist Winners: Where Are They Now?

    January 22, 2018 8:51 PM EST When it comes to the Grammys, winning one of the Big Four categories is an artist's dream -- especially when it comes at the very beginning. Once a best new artist win is under your belt, you can officially be introduced as a "Grammy-win ...

  48. Cosby Jokes in First Show Since 2015 He 'Used to Be' Comedian

    January 22, 2018 8:24 PM EST Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he “used to be a comedian” and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-y ...

  49. Ed Sheeran 'Eternally Jealous' of Elton John's 'Lion King' Music: Watch a Clip From 'The Nation's Favorite Song'

    January 22, 2018 8:12 PM EST The Elton John documentary premieres Saturday on REELZ channel. Elton John is a legend, having played over 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries. His record sales are upwards of 300 million, and his songs have a particular way of crossing generation ...

  50. They Are Musical Icons, But They've Never Won a Grammy Award

    January 22, 2018 8:08 PM EST Remember when the cast of the TV series Glee  earned a Grammy nomination for their version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the 2011 Grammys, pitting them against Sade , Maroon 5 and Paramore ? It's fair that yo ...

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