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  1. Jim Rodford, Kinks and Zombies Bassist, Dies at 76

    January 20, 2018 3:38 PM EST Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks and The Zombies , and a founding member of Argent , died Saturday (Jan. 20) at his home in St. Albans, England. He was 76. The Zombies' Rod Argent, who was cousins with Rodford, confirmed the news on the Zom ...

  2. Eminem's 'River' Gives Rapper Ninth U.K. No. 1 Single

    January 20, 2018 2:39 PM EST Eminem 's “River” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Ed Sheeran , gives the rapper his ninth U.K. No. 1 single, climbing 2-1. The soundtrack of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) starts a second week atop the album chart. The Official Char ...

  3. Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff's Oak View Group Make a Play for L.A.'s Greek Theatre

    January 20, 2018 12:25 PM EST OVG will challenge SMG for control of the iconic Hollywood amphitheater. There's a new chapter in the drama surrounding the 88-year-old Greek Theatre in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff's Oak View ...

  4. Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

    January 20, 2018 10:33 AM EST Fredo Santana , rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago’s drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27. TMZ reports that Santana died Friday night (Jan. 19) as the result of a seizure. No official statement from the rapper’s family or ca ...

  5. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Bruno Mars & Cardi B 'Finesse' Their Way to Hot 100's Top Five

    January 20, 2018 9:00 AM EST Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect"  rules the Billboard Hot 100  for a sixth week, helping the star singer-songwriter concurrently hold at  No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100  for a ninth total week. Plus, Bruno Mars  and  Cardi B 's " ...

  6. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Is First Solo Male to Chart Two Songs for Over a Year Each

    January 19, 2018 9:11 PM EST "Shape of You" spends its 53rd week on the list, after "Thinking Out Loud" charted for 58 weeks. Plus, moves for Charlie Puth, Clean Bandit & Julia Michaels. As previously reported , Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" l ...

  7. MTV Finds That #MeToo Movement Is Causing Young Men to Question Their Behavior

    January 19, 2018 7:28 PM EST Forty percent of the young men surveyed admitted that #MeToo had changed the way they act in potential romantic relationships. With #MeToo dominating social conversation and showing no signs of slowing down, MTV conducted extensive research with y ...

  8. Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Overdose

    January 19, 2018 7:08 PM EST In a statement posted Friday (Jan. 19) to the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Facebook page , Petty's widow, Dana, and eldest daughter, Adria, revealed that the Hall of Fame rocker died of an accidental overdose due to a mixture of medication ...

  9. JYP Overtaking YG in the Big 3 Shows a K-pop Industry in Flux

    January 19, 2018 6:31 PM EST This is the latest turn of events that marks the K-pop industry as very much in flux as industry norms become further destabilized. The bottom two rungs of the K-pop industry’s notorious Big 3 hierarchy underwent a switcheroo on Jan. 17. JYP Enter ...

  10. Stormzy Signs Deal With His #MERKY Label & Atlantic Records UK

    January 19, 2018 5:46 PM EST British grime rapper Stormzy has signed a joint venture deal that partners his #MERKY label with Atlantic Records UK, it was announced Friday (Jan. 19).  Stormzy released his debut album, Gang Sings & Prayer , in February last year via #MERKY  ...

  11. Breaking Benjamin Flows Onto Rock Charts With 'Red Cold River'

    January 19, 2018 5:13 PM EST The lead single from the band's upcoming album "Ember" bows at No. 5 on Hot Rock Songs. Breaking Benjamin rolls back onto Billboard 's rock charts with "Red Cold River," the band's first new music since its 2015 ...

  12. Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' Debuts at No. 1 on Streaming Songs Chart

    January 19, 2018 4:51 PM EST Bruno Mars and Cardi B ’s “Finesse” remix becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Streaming Songs chart in 2018, launching atop the tally dated Jan. 20 with 38.3 million streams earned in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Niel ...

  13. Lyor Cohen Says Hip-Hop Should Dominate 2018 Grammys

    January 19, 2018 4:46 PM EST Music executive Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate the top categories at the upcoming Grammys. Cohen spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday about the Recording Academy giving rap a "deserving" chance. Both JAY-Z and Kendrick La ...

  14. Watch Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Wrestle With Faith in 'Believer' HBO Doc: Exclusive Clip

    January 19, 2018 4:35 PM EST Believer , a moving documentary that premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, follows Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds as he tries to reconcile his deep Mormon faith with the church’s policies against the LGTBQ community. In th ...

  15. Amine & Towkio Shine at Republic Records #WeGotNow Showcase

    January 19, 2018 3:41 PM EST On Thursday evening, hipster kids trickled into New York's Public Arts and postured themselves on plush leather furnishing, as DJ Get Live spun in preparation for Republic Records’ #WeGotNow artists. In no time, 1800 Tequila margaritas were f ...

  16. Lil Pump's Label Future Uncertain Amid Contract Issues With Warner Bros.

    January 19, 2018 3:32 PM EST Lil Pump was 16 when he signed with Warner Bros. Records last summer, and since then the SoundCloud rapper has catapulted to stardom. Unfortunately for the record label, however, the gravy train may have ended before it ever got started. In Decemb ...

  17. RCA Records Names John Fleckenstein & Joe Riccitelli Co-Presidents

    January 19, 2018 3:12 PM EST RCA Records has named John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli co-presidents, the label announced Friday (Jan. 19). In the new role, the two will oversee all of RCA's day-to-day operations with the exception of A&R.  Fleckenstein was formerly ...

  18. Def Leppard & Journey to Co-Headline North American Tour

    January 19, 2018 3:02 PM EST Def Leppard and Journey are making '80s rock fans dreams come true, teaming up for a huge North American tour to kick off the summer. Promoted by Live Nation , the 58-city tour will hit stadiums and arenas all over North America beginning wit ...

  19. Executive Turntable: Promotions at Atlantic, All Def, Beatport & Prescription

    January 19, 2018 3:00 PM EST Atlantic Records announced Tuesday (Jan. 16) A&R veteran Pete Ganbarg has been promoted to the newly created position of president of A&R. Ganbarg will continue to oversee A&R for Atlantic as well as its subsidiary labels, including Fu ...

  20. MTG Sells Majority Stake in Leading Pan-African Music Network Trace

    January 19, 2018 2:22 PM EST Swedish media group MTG has signed a deal to sell its majority stake in Pan-African network Trace to equity firm TPG Growth. The agreement, which still has to pass regulatory approval, is for 75 percent of Trace and values the entire company at ju ...

  21. Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees By 20 Percent

    January 19, 2018 1:53 PM EST Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago a ...

  22. Where Are All the Female Music Producers?

    January 19, 2018 1:29 PM EST Why no woman has ever been awarded the Grammy for producer of the year, non-classical -- and what female producers face behind the boards. Eight years ago, when Alex Hope was 16 and first interested in music ­production, she Googled images of &quo ...

  23. Country Singer-Songwriter Cam Signs with WME

    January 19, 2018 1:21 PM EST Platinum-selling country artist Cam has signed with WME for exclusive worldwide representation. The agency will now represent her in music, film, television, books, and endorsements.  Cam burst onto the music scene in 2015 with her debut single &q ...

  24. All Def Media Names New COO, Announces Internal Promotions

    January 19, 2018 1:15 PM EST All Def Media announced today (Jan. 19) that  Brooke Goldstein has been named COO. She was also named co-president, serving alongside Chris Blackwell , who was promoted into the role in conjunction with being named Chief Digital Officer. Scott Wei ...

  25. CAA Signs Pianist Ludovico Einaudi

    January 19, 2018 1:05 PM EST World-renown Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has signed with Creative Artists Agency Einaudi is the first classical composer in more than 20 years to rank in the Top 15 of album sales, blending jazz, rock, folk, pop, and electronic. ...

  26. Laura Swanson Joins Warner Bros. Records as EVP In Charge of Media Strategy

    January 19, 2018 1:00 PM EST Warner Bros. Records co-chairman and COO Tom Corson has made his first major appointment since joining the WMG flagship earlier this month. The label announced on Friday that industry veteran Laura Swanson has joined as executive vice president, m ...

  27. Kygo Teams With Google on a Smart Speaker

    January 19, 2018 12:29 PM EST You know that famous Jay-Z line about not being a "businessman" but a "business, man?" Kygo is really starting to live up to that bar. The Norwegian producer sells standard merch on his site, like t-shirts and all that, but he ...

  28. Kodak Black Arrested After Police Raid His Florida Home

    January 19, 2018 12:12 PM EST Kodak Black 's legal disputes have been well documented over the course of his life. The Florida rapper was already on strict probation, which involved a one-year house arrest sentence after leaving jail in June 2017, as he only served 97 day ...

  29. Do the 2018 Grammys Have a Problem With Rock?

    January 19, 2018 11:48 AM EST That zero rockers made this year’s Big Four categories isn't shocking: In 2017, the only rock act to score a Big Four nod was Twenty One Pilots . But as recently as 2015, Beck won album of the year over Beyoncé . In 2018, the genre is all but ...

  30. Celine Dion Cancels Two Las Vegas Performance Due to a 'Lingering Cold'

    January 19, 2018 11:29 AM EST Legendary singer and now Las Vegas staple Celine Dion was forced to cancel two of her upcoming shows at The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace as she's recently fallen ill.     For the past week, the singer has been suffering severe symptoms f ...

  31. Camila Cabello's 'Havana' vs. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' for No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Next Week

    January 19, 2018 11:22 AM EST "Havana," at its No. 2 peak for seven weeks, could dethrone Sheeran's hit at last. Camila Cabello 's so-far No. 2-peaking "Havana," featuring Young Thug , is aiming to top the Billboard Hot 100 at last, as the song co ...

  32. Grammys 2018: Critics Weigh In on Who Will Win -- and Who Should

    January 19, 2018 11:00 AM EST In the year the Grammys finally, truly recognized hip-hop, two critics break down an epic face-off ( Kendrick vs. Jay ), a pool of standout newbies ( Alessia ! Khalid ! SZA !) and a monster hit (“Des...pa...cito”) due for a major award moment. Mat ...

  33. Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Kesha & More Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards; JAY-Z to Receive Special Recognition

    January 19, 2018 10:45 AM EST "RuPaul's Drag Race," Sam Smith, Kehlani & Billboard also received nominations. GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced Friday (Jan. 19) the nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards live fr ...

  34. Shore Fire Media PR Firm Opens Los Angeles Office

    January 19, 2018 10:30 AM EST Ally Norton will helm the company's first West Coast outpost. Shore Fire Media opened a new Los Angeles office this week, the public relations firm's first on the West Coast. The new location will be run under  Ally Norton 's direct ...

  35. Def Leppard's Classic Albums Now Available on Streaming Services

    January 19, 2018 9:45 AM EST British hard rock legends Def Leppard have joined an esteemed list of formerly reluctant artists to abstain from streaming. The band, whose slick hits like "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Love Bites" were plastered across radio an ...

  36. 8 Artists You Still Can't Find on Any Major Streaming Service

    January 19, 2018 9:17 AM EST When Spotify first tried to open the ultimate library of popular music, there were a handful of missing authors whose names were so major they threatened to undermine the integrity of the entire collection: The Beatles , Pink Floyd , Led Zeppelin ...

  37. Brawl Causes Chaos, Breaks Up Annual A$AP Yams Day Concert in Bronx

    January 19, 2018 9:12 AM EST A night meant to celebrate the life of the late A$AP Yams came to an abrupt end Thursday night (Jan. 18) after a backstage brawl cut short the 3rd annual Yams Day concert. Fans filled the cavernous halls of the New York Expo Center in The Bronx, N ...

  38. Adele, Taylor Swift & the Female Superstars Who Won Album of the Year Before Turning 25

    January 19, 2018 8:55 AM EST When Lorde won two Grammys for “Royals” in 2014, she became, at age 17, the third-youngest solo artist in history to take home a statue in any category. Now 21, she would be the second-youngest winner in the album of the year category if Melodrama ...

  39. Lorde on the Historic 2018 Grammys, the #MeToo Movement & Loving Cardi B

    January 19, 2018 8:55 AM EST For a minute, it’s easy to forget that Lorde is over 8,600 miles away, at home in New Zealand -- an island nation so remote, the sheep-to-human ratio is, famously, 7-to-1. Before our Skype connection starts failing (“The universe was like, ‘You’re ...

  40. Coroner Awaiting Results of Exams on Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan to Determine Cause of Death

    January 19, 2018 8:19 AM EST The London coroner's office has carried out tests on Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in an effort to determine what killed the 46 year-old "Linger" star. According to The Guardian , an inquest has found that O'Riordan ...

  41. Machine Gun Kelly to Play Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic

    January 18, 2018 11:03 PM EST Colson Baker, better known as pop-rapper Machine Gun Kelly , has been cast in Netflix’s new Motley Crue biopic. Variety reports that MKG is set to play drummer Tommy Lee in an adaptation of Motley Crue’s 2001 memoir, The Dirt . The artist confirme ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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,& ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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' ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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