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  1. Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton & Modest Mouse Lead 2018 Forecastle Festival Lineup

    January 17, 2018 10:00 AM EST The summer festival season just got hotter, because Forecastle Festival announced its 2018 lineup with headliners Arcade Fire , Chris Stapleton and Modest Mouse . The three-day festival will take place July 13-15 at Kentucky’s Waterfront Park. The ...

  2. YouTube Unveils Plan to Vet Content, Channel Partners

    January 17, 2018 9:42 AM EST After months of complaints from advertisers over their messages appearing alongside inappropriate or exploitative videos, YouTube has announced a new set of policies designed to improve how it vets content. The Google-owned company is targeting pr ...

  3. Stephen Stills Recruits Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate & More for 2018 Autism Benefit Concert

    January 17, 2018 9:10 AM EST Back in 2013, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young​ singer  Stephen Stills played the first Light Up The Blues concert to raise funds for Autism Speaks, with the event happening annually aside from last year. As announced Wednesday (Jan. 17), the even ...

  4. Stefflon Don Is Apple Music's 'Up Next' Star For January 2018

    January 17, 2018 9:00 AM EST Step on up, Stefflon Don . The British rapper, singer and songwriter is Apple Music's newest Up Next talent, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal.  The rising MC, anointed by Britain's The   Quietus as the  "Queen of the Dancehall&q ...

  5. Kenny Chesney Moves to Warner Music Nashville, Exiting Sony Music

    January 17, 2018 8:42 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has signed with Warner Music Nashville, leaving his longtime home of Sony Music Nashville.  “It is a big deal to change labels,” Chesney said in a statement, crediting Warner Music Nashville  chairman/CEO John “Espo ...

  6. Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 Added to Grammy Performers: Exclusive

    January 17, 2018 8:30 AM EST -Time Nominee Lamar Set To Open Show, Sources Say Kendrick Lamar , Sam Smith and U2 will perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, Billboard has learned. Lamar, who is up for seven awards including a ...

  7. Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred & Common to Hold Respect Rally at Sundance

    January 17, 2018 7:47 AM EST The event will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March and Sundance's March on Main. One year after celebrities braved the snow to participate in the Sundance Film Festival's  version of the Women's March , Jane ...

  8. Prince Tribute Concert Featuring Unreleased Material Set for April in Minneapolis

    January 17, 2018 7:33 AM EST Prince’s estate has announced a concert event titled Prince: Live on the Big Screen, which will be held on Apr. 21 at 8 P.M. at the Target Center in the late artist’s hometown of Minneapolis to honor the memory of the iconic musician who passed aw ...

  9. Diddy Donates $200K to Women's Maternity Healthcare in Uganda

    January 17, 2018 7:21 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs  may be the highest paid star in hip-hop, but he’s never been too big to share the wealth with his fellow man. The Bad Boy mogul recently opened his wallet and heart to donate $200,000 to the Suubi “Hope” Health Care C ...

  10. BTS Hits 12 Million Followers on Twitter

    January 17, 2018 3:24 AM EST Last year saw BTS dominate multiple social media platforms and take home the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and now the group is kicking off the new year with another milestone: the boy band hit 12 million Twitter foll ...

  11. Camila Cabello in Showdown With 'The Greatest Showman' for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 16, 2018 9:28 PM EST Camila Cabello ’s solo debut album Camila is vying for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with the list’s current champ, The Greatest Showman soundtrack, according to industry forecasters. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular album ...

  12. One in Six Americans Own a Smart Speaker, Says Study

    January 16, 2018 8:17 PM EST That comes to about 39 million people in the U.S. Smart speaker use is on the rise and a new study from NPR and Edison Research finds 16 percent of Americans own a smart speaker.  The survey was conducted in November and December with 1,816 respon ...

  13. The Cranberries' U.S. Music Sales Increase 11,094% After Dolores O'Riordan's Death

    January 16, 2018 8:11 PM EST The group will likely see some of its songs and albums return on next week’s charts (dated Jan. 28). In less than a full day of tracking after the death of  The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan on Monday, the group experienced an enormous ...

  14. FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

    January 16, 2018 7:25 PM EST Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals. The fight to prevent telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling is now being put to a federal appellate court. On ...

  15. Glenn Frey's Widow Sues Hospital for Wrongful Death

    January 16, 2018 6:53 PM EST Cindy Frey is accusing Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence. Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey 's widow has filed a lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the musi ...

  16. Why Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg's Hollywood Takeover Feels Imminent: Op-Ed

    January 16, 2018 4:54 PM EST TDE is in a position to make its mark on film & television, starting with "Black Panther: The Album." Top Dawg Entertainment is already one of music’s most prominent labels, but the home of Kendrick Lamar , SZA and ScHoolboy Q could ...

  17. Drum'n'Bass DJ Mistabishi Dropped From Hospital Records After Racist Tweets

    January 16, 2018 4:47 PM EST U.K.-based drum'n'bass DJ/producer Mistabishi recently took to Twitter to show his support for President Donald Trump following his decision to cancel a trip to London, as well as his concurrent disdain for Mayor Sadiq Khan's public ...

  18. Atlantic Records Promotes Pete Ganbarg to President of A&R

    January 16, 2018 4:30 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 F ...

  19. Kendrick Lamar Eyeing New Publishing Deal: Sources

    January 16, 2018 3:23 PM EST Top Dawg Entertainment, which manages the rapper-songwriter, is considering offers between $20 million and $40 million. Kendrick Lamar , who is up for seven Grammy Awards later this month, is in talks about a new publishing deal and his rights cou ...

  20. Virgil Abloh's Off-White Launches Affordable Capsule Collection

    January 16, 2018 3:10 PM EST Calling all hypebeasts on a budget. More evidence that the Off-White (fashion) world takeover is nigh: Virgil Abloh 's cult-favorite brand just dropped an affordable capsule collection of tees ($95) and sweatshirts ($170) at its 11 stores wor ...

  21. Seal Accused of Sexual Battery, Denies Allegations Amid Criminal Investigation

    January 16, 2018 3:01 PM EST Seal has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by actress Tracey Birdsall. The 54-year-old British "Kiss From a Rose" singer (born Henry Osusegun Adeola Samuel) is under criminal investigation for alleged ...

  22. 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. to Sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

    January 16, 2018 2:54 PM EST Hamilton fans rejoice: Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. will sing “America the Beautiful” prior to kick-off at Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4. Odom is set to join performances by P!nk , who will sing the national anthem , and Justin Timberlake , wh ...

  23. Live Nation Launches Event Production Company Redrock

    January 16, 2018 2:51 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment has teamed up with veteran event producer Ford Englerth to launch Redrock Entertainment Services. Redrock, based in Burbank, Calif., will focus on producing large scale live events, such as festivals, and specialized proj ...

  24. Billboard Music Awards 2018 Date Announced

    January 16, 2018 2:45 PM EST New year, new Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Tuesday (Jan. 16) that the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place Sunday, May 20. The awards show will air live coast to coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking the ...

  25. Sweden Makes Music: How Diversity, Education and Tech Propel Swedish Artists Onto the World Stage

    January 16, 2018 1:26 PM EST Sweden may be a small country -- roughly the same size as California, with just one-quarter of that state’s population -- but its artistic community has been a dominating force on the Billboard charts for decades, and the national government is in ...

  26. The Flamingos' 'I Only Have Eyes for You' Rules THR's Top TV Songs Chart for December, Thanks to 'The Crown'

    January 16, 2018 12:41 PM EST Plus, Lewis Capaldi and Talking Heads debut. The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for December, thanks to its appearance in Netflix’s  The Crown . Rankings for the Top TV Songs c ...

  27. Round Hill Raises $263 Million for Second Royalty Fund

    January 16, 2018 12:25 PM EST Round Hill Music says it has completed funding for Round Hill Music Royalty Fund II, with equity commitments of $263 million. Moreover, it says more than $100 million of it has been deployed already, mainly as part of the $245 million funding need ...

  28. Dave Matthews Band Prepping Ninth Studio Album, Summer Tour

    January 16, 2018 11:57 AM EST Dates kick off on May 18 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas. If it's summer, then it must be time for the Dave Matthews Band to hit the road. The group announced the dates for its extensive summer 2018 outing on Tuesda ...

  29. Anderson .Paak, ZHU, Fever Ray & More Announced for Lightning in a Bottle 2018

    January 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST The world of dance music festivals can often feel like a one-note carrousel. You travel the world to exotic destinations only to hear the same sounds and see the same faces until one day, you can't remember what memory belongs to what day, pl ...

  30. Spotify's Daniel Ek and Troy Carter Named UJA's 'Music Visionaries of the Year'

    January 16, 2018 11:31 AM EST Spotify executives Daniel Ek and Troy Carter have been named "Music Visionaries of the Year" by the influential philanthropic group UJA-Federation of New York. UJA will honor the pair for their commitment to philanthropy at the annual Mu ...

  31. Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz & More to Appear at Awakening Festival 2018

    January 16, 2018 11:17 AM EST The good folks of the Netherland's Awakenings Festival really, really love techno. They love techno so much, they organized a non-stop, three day, 40-hour techno party to ring in 2018. It was wild, it was beastly, and it was all just a appeti ...

  32. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Rules Hot 100, Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' Flies to No. 3 & Justin Timberlake's 'Filthy' Debuts at No. 9

    January 16, 2018 10:52 AM EST Sheeran's ballad, on top for a sixth week, heads up an action-packed top 10. Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week on the chart dated Jan. 20. Meanwhile, two songs surge to the top 10, as Bruno Ma ...

  33. Jack White Announces Extensive 'Boarding House Reach' US, UK Tour

    January 16, 2018 10:39 AM EST Jack White is bringing it all back home to kick off the upcoming U.S. and UK tour in support of his Boarding House Reach  (March 23) solo album. The outing will launch on Apr. 19 at the new Little Caesars Arena in White's former hometown of D ...

  34. A Nicky Jam Bio-Series Coming to Telemundo This Summer

    January 16, 2018 10:19 AM EST A 13-episode scripted drama on the life and times of Latin sensation Nicky Jam is coming to a small screen near you. ​Nicky Jam  is set to star in his his own bio-series,  Nicky Jam: El Ganador , which will begin filming in Medellín, Colombia this ...

  35. Combat Jack Show to Post Final Episode Following Death of Reggie Ossé: Exclusive

    January 16, 2018 10:17 AM EST The long-running hip-hop podcast Combat Jack Show will post its final show this week, a "cathartic" reunion of regulars, ex-hosts and frequent guests who gathered to pay tribute to the late founder Reggie Ossé , producers tell  Billboard ...

  36. UMPG Expands Global Partnership With Disney Music Publishing

    January 16, 2018 9:08 AM EST Universal will now administer Disney's iconic catalog in the U.K., Ireland, continental Europe and beyond. The Universal Music Publishing Group has expanded its agreement to handle Disney Music Publishing to administering the latter's ca ...

  37. Citi, Live Nation Open Grammy Week Sound Vault With Eminem, Dave Matthews, The Roots

    January 16, 2018 9:00 AM EST Citi has secured Eminem , Dave Matthews , Childish Gambino and The Roots for the second Grammy iteration of its intimate Sound Vault series, presented in conjunction with Live Nation Jan. 24-28 in New York. Thirty Seconds to Mars and The National ...

  38. Dolores O'Riordan Death 'Not Suspicious': UK Police

    January 16, 2018 8:51 AM EST There is no evidence of foul play in the 46 year-old Cranberries singer's death. The death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday (Jan. 16). A friend said the singer sounde ...

  39. Executive Turntable: New Hires at Viacom, Reservoir, BMI & Downtown

    January 16, 2018 8:10 AM EST At Viacom , Fukiko Ogisu was promoted to executive vp and senior people officer, a newly created role. She most recently served as senior vp HR business operations and information solutions. In this new role, Ogisu will oversee the company’s secur ...

  40. Eminem's 'River' Flows to the Top of Midweek U.K. Singles Chart

    January 16, 2018 5:07 AM EST Shady really  is  back.  Eminem  is cruising to his ninth U.K. No. 1 single as “River” (Interscope) featuring  Ed Sheeran  flows to the head of the midweek survey. The track, lifted from Em’s latest album  Revival,  which summited on the Official ...

  41. Everything You Need to Know About Katy Jurado, Today's Google Doodle

    January 16, 2018 1:09 AM EST Wondering who’s that beautiful, sultry looking woman with a yellow shawl draped around her black dress, pulled-back hair set off with a bright red flower and rose in hand depicted in today’s (Jan. 16) Google Doodle?  It’s Mexican actress and singe ...

  42. Producer Stephen Street Pens Tribute to 'Irish Songbird' Dolores O'Riordan

    January 15, 2018 5:24 PM EST Stephen Street, producer of the Cranberries ' first two albums, 1993's  Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?  and 1994's  No Need to Argue , has penned a tribute in honor of late singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died ...

  43. Edwin Hawkins, 'Oh Happy Day' Gospel Star, Dies at 74

    January 15, 2018 4:35 PM EST Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins , the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” has died. Hawkins died early Monday (Jan. 15) at his home in Pleasanton, California. He was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist ...

  44. BET Unveils 'Death Row Chronicles' Docuseries, Premiering in February

    January 15, 2018 4:00 PM EST Death Row Records rose to prominence during the golden era of hip-hop back in the '90s. Two decades later, BET reveals the  Death Row Chronicles,  which premieres with part one and two on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 p.m. ET. BET dives deep int ...

  45. SZA, Bruno Mars Among Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 3:06 PM EST Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards , as announced a pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday (Jan. 14) in Pasadena, California: FILM Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, THOR: Ragnarok Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany ...

  46. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Crowns Pop Songs & Adult Pop Songs Airplay Charts

    January 15, 2018 1:30 PM EST The ballad marks his third and fourth trip to the top of each respective list. Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" hits No. 1 on both Billboard 's Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts, rising 2-1 on each ranking (dated Jan. 2 ...

  47. Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46

    January 15, 2018 12:32 PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries , has died. She was 46. O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the si ...

  48. JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Danny Glover in Spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 11:21 AM EST Mary J. Blige , JAY-Z , Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night (Jan. 15). Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Gl ...

  49. Johnny Cash Doc in the Works From Frank Marshall, Imperative

    January 15, 2018 7:21 AM EST Thom Zimny, the award-winning filmmaker behind numerous Bruce Springsteen documentaries, is set to direct. Imperative Entertainment is teaming up with  Jurassic World  producer Frank Marshall to make a Johnny Cash documentary. The news comes the d ...

  50. Sam Smith Plots Arena Tour of Australia, New Zealand

    January 15, 2018 4:57 AM EST Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand later this year for a five-date arena tour. Just hours out from his sold-out performance at the Sydney Opera House, the English singer and concert promoter Frontier Touring announced a set of conc ...

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