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  1. '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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    January 16, 2018 12:25 PM EST Round Hill 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 needed to ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Sam Smith Plots Arena Tour of Australia and NZ

    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 ...

  20. Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO of Sony Music in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

    January 15, 2018 3:18 AM EST Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba is the new CEO of Sony Music’s operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Mushatsi-Kareba, who joins from Universal Music Germany and has a string of tech and digital roles on his CV, reports in his new role to D ...

  21. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Enters Sixth Week at No. 1 in Australia

    January 15, 2018 1:27 AM EST Ed Sheeran rules Australia’s singles chart for a sixth straight week with “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) while the score for  The Greatest Showman ( Atlantic/Warner) remains the top entertainer on the albums survey. With his latest stint atop the ARI ...

  22. Bruno Mars' '24K Magic' Makes 'Finesse'-Fueled Return to Top 5 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 9:00 PM EST On the new Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruno Mars ’ 24K Magic hits its highest rank in eight months and returns to the top 10 after more than four months, climbing 15-4 with 37,000 units (up 75 percent) earned in the week ending Jan. 11, according ...

  23. Legacy Artists File Brief in Lawsuit Against Pandora Over Pre-'72 Recordings

    January 14, 2018 5:20 PM EST Carole King, Beatles and Grateful Dead companies submitted an amicus document in a case about pre-1972 sound recordings as Congress prepares to debate legislation on the issue. A veritable supergroup’s worth of sixties musicians on Friday (Jan. 12 ...

  24. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 3:25 PM EST The soundtrack to the musical drama film The Greatest Showman scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 104,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Nielsen Music. Of th ...

  25. Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses During Renovation

    January 14, 2018 2:27 PM EST The roof of an outdoor concert venue in Columbia, Maryland, has collapsed, possibly because of strong winds. The Merriweather Post Pavilion posted to their Facebook page , that the roof collapsed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 13). According to t ...

  26. Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards 2018 Nominations

    January 13, 2018 7:50 PM EST The nominees for the 2018 Brit Awards were announced Saturday (Jan. 13), with Dua Lipa  and Ed Sheeran  receiving several nominations each Lipa is up for for five awards -- British breakthrough artist, British female solo artist, British album of ...

  27. Primary Wave Acquires Share of Bob Marley's Music Catalog

    January 13, 2018 3:32 PM EST The revitalized Primary Wave, backed by institutional investors including BlackRock, has acquired a share of reggae legend Bob Marley ’s music publishing catalog. The New York Times reports that Blackwell signed a $50 million deal that gives Prima ...

  28. YouTube Execs Talk Logan Paul's 'Unfortunate Missteps,' Potential Redemption

    January 13, 2018 2:31 PM EST YouTube executives made the trek to Pasadena on Saturday (Jan. 13) for their semi-annual turn in front of television press. But they had little opportunity to talk up their new shows during their time in the hot seat. Instead, the focus was square ...

  29. FBI Knew Las Vegas Gunman Had Big Gun Stashes, Records Show

    January 13, 2018 1:58 PM EST FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents rel ...

  30. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Spends 40th Week in Top 10

    January 13, 2018 11:30 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 13), the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman jumped to No. 1 , earning 106,000 equivalent album units (up 37 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music. The set is the first s ...

  31. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: 'The Greatest Showman' Tops Billboard 200 & Generates Hits on Hot 100

    January 13, 2018 9:00 AM EST Music from the film  The Greatest Showman  is having itself quite a week on Billboard 's charts, with the soundtrack  rising to No. 1  on the Billboard 200 . On the Billboard Hot 100 , Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé 's "Perfect" earns ...

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