1. Lunay Is Apple Music's Up Next Artist: Listen to New Single 'Fin de Semana'

    September 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Puerto Rican urban artist Lunay  is anointed Apple Music’s latest Up Next Artist, the streaming platform's monthly artist initiative aimed at identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent. Lunay has just released a new single, “ Fin de Se ...

  2. Alejandro Sanz Must Pay Former Manager Nearly $6 Million, Judge Rules

    September 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Spanish pop superstar held accountable in breach of contract case, according to attorneys' documents obtained by Billboard. BARCELONA — A judge has ruled that Spanish pop superstar Alejandro Sanz must pay his former manager over €5.4 millio ...

  3. Pandora's El Detour Latin Music Station Highlights Acts That Defy Genres

    September 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pandora's new station features a mix of contemporary music from Latinx artists such as Cuco, Kali Uchis, Helado Negro and the Marias. Pandora is adding a new Latin music station, El Detour, which highlights t ...

  4. Teenage Hacker Arrested in UK for Selling Artists' Unreleased Music Online

    September 13, 2019 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A teenage hacker was arrested in England on charges of stealing unreleased songs from international music artists and selling them for cryptocurrency, authorities in New York and London said. The 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday in Ipswich, Eng ...

  5. What You Need to Know About Billboard En Vivo With CNCO in Miami

    September 13, 2019 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 CNCO fans in Miami are very happy after seeing their idols perform at Temple House on Thursday as part of Billboard En Vivo (presented by Pepsi). The event also featured Yashua, as a special guest, and DJ Mr. Pauer. The Billboard En Vivo concert ser ...

  6. Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods & Hitco's Charles Goldstuck Team for Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

    September 13, 2019 9:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry veteran Charles Goldstuck is appealing to his peers for support. Justin Timberlake , Tiger Woods , veteran music industry executive Charles Goldstuck and more are partnering to support the Bahamas with a relief fund pledging at least ...

  7. Hindi Rapper Divine On Why He Signed With Mass Appeal India: 'It's Nas, Bro'

    September 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new label, announced last month, is a partnership between UMG and New York-based Mass Appeal, co-founded by Nas. MUMBAI — “It’s Nas, bro,” says Indian hip-hop star DIVINE when asked why he decided to return to a major label. “The way I write, th ...

  8. FIFA 20 Soundtrack Features J Balvin, Major Lazer, Anderson .Paak, Disclosure, Alison Wonderland & More: Listen

    September 13, 2019 3:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 “Qué Calor,” the new song from J Balvin and Major Lazer , is the lead track for the EA Sports FIFA game’s new Volta Football mode, influenced by street football (soccer). More than 110 tracks from artists representing over 20 countries will be heard ...

  9. BMI VP Latin Creative Delia Orjuela Leaving to Start a 'New Chapter'

    September 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I don’t know what it will be yet, but it will be something definitely within the music business because that’s where my passion is," she says. Delia Orjuela, the longtime VP of Latin creative for BMI, has resigned and will be leaving the compa ...

  10. Tainy, Anuel AA & Ozuna's 'Adicto' Breaks the Top 10 On Hot Latin Songs Chart

    September 12, 2019 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Leona Lewis, Cali y El Dandee and Juan Magan earn first No. 1 on Latin Digital Song Sales chart with 'Solo Quiero (Somebody To Love).' After its No. 12 debut on the Hot Latin Songs chart, Tainy , Anuel AA and Ozuna ’s “Adicto” lifts ...

  11. AEG Moving Asia Pacific Hub From Shanghai to Singapore

    September 12, 2019 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 The relocation comes as the company hires a new senior vp and two other execs to the region. SINGAPORE — AEG is continuing to expand in Asia, saying it would relocate its regional headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore and had named three new execu ...

  12. Spotify Follows '21 Days' in the Life of Up-and-Coming Singer-Songwriter mxmtoon in New Music Podcast

    September 12, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The series takes the form of an audio diary, interspersed with family, friend and collaborator interviews. On Thursday (Sept. 12), Spotify announced the launch of 21 Days , a new eight-episode music podcast that follows three weeks in the life of 19 ...

  13. Tayla Parx's Burnout Songwriter Camp Will Preach Self-Care to Music Creatives

    September 12, 2019 2:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first camp is slated to take place in Brooklyn from October 9-12. Signed as a songwriter at just 19 years old by Warner/Chappell Publishing, it didn’t take long for Tayla Parx to hit a wall. “Around 20 years old, 21, [I was] saying, ‘Yo, I’m wri ...

  14. Hip-Hop, Artists' Rights and More Discussed on Day 1 of Colombia's BOmm

    September 11, 2019 10:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The eighth edition of The Bogotá Music Market (BOmm), which kicked off in Bogota’s Chamber of Commerce Sept. 10, drew 257 artists from all regions of Colombia, an unprecedented number. The main takeaway of the renowned series of showcases, conferenc ...

  15. 'The Devil & Daniel Johnston' Director Remembers Beloved Artist as 'My Generation's Bob Dylan'

    September 11, 2019 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Feuerzeig's award-winning 2005 documentary helped expose the eccentric singer songwriter to a broader audience for a successful second act in his career. When news spread Wednesday (Sept. 11) of cult singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston ' ...

  16. According to Purists, Rosalia Isn't a Latina; We All Need to Calm Down (Guest Essay)

    September 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 In their effort to stoke controversy around the two shores of Spanish language, Rosalia’s fiercest critics center their opinions on the “Where you come from” as opposed to “What you do.” There is so much to do in terms of bringing people together an ...

  17. Spotify Chief Accounting Officer Luca Baratta to Resign

    September 11, 2019 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The company's controller Paul Sawyer will step in to fill the role. Luca Baratta will resign his position as Spotify’s chief accounting officer, according to an SEC filing Wednesday (Sept. 11). He is being replaced by Paul Sawyer , who currentl ...

  18. Pitbull, Natti Natasha & Daddy Yankee's 'No Lo Trates' Tops Latin Airplay Chart

    September 11, 2019 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s Pitbull’s first No. 1 since 2016 & seventh overall. Pitbull is back atop the Latin Airplay chart for the first time since 2016 as “No Lo Trates,” with Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee , surges 8-1 in its 14th week on the chart (dated Sept. 14 ...

  19. Bad Bunny Leads Latin Songwriters Chart For 10th Week

    September 11, 2019 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 He boasts seven songwriting credits on the Hot Latin Songs list. Bad Bunny  rules  Billboard 's newly-launched Latin Songwriters chart for 10th total week (on the ranking dated Sept. 14), thanks to seven songwriting entries on the  Hot Latin So ...

  20. Post Malone's 'Circles' Helps Louis Bell Logs 10th Week at No. 1 On Hot 100 Producers Chart

    September 11, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bell rules thanks to seven producing credits on the Hot 100. Louis Bell continues his domination of  Billboard 's Hot 100 Producers chart, as the producer-songwriter powerhouse rules the newly-launched survey for a 10th total week (on the list ...

  21. Shaed Shines Atop Emerging Artists Chart, as 'Trampoline' Hits Hot 100's Top 40

    September 11, 2019 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Wage War and Whitney debut on Emerging Artists. Electropop trio Shaed leads  Billboard 's  Emerging Artists  chart (dated Sept. 14) for the first time, rising 3-1 to become the top emerging act in the U.S, as the group's breakout sin ...

  22. Tool Blasts Back to No. 1 On Artist 100 Chart, Thanks to 'Fear Inoculum' Debut

    September 11, 2019 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The group becomes the seventh rock band to spend multiple weeks on top. Tool  returns to No. 1 on the  Billboard Artist 100  chart (dated Sept. 14) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a second total week, as the group's fifth LP, Fear ...

  23. Quincy Jones Signs Joint Venture Deal With Atlas Music Publishing

    September 10, 2019 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlas Music Publishing has entered a joint venture with legendary producer  Quincy Jones and his company Quincy Jones Productions, it was announced Tuesday (Sept. 11). Atlas was recently acquired by Ithaca Holdings, the company led by SB Projects fo ...

  24. Prince '1999' Reissue to Feature 35 Unheard Songs

    September 10, 2019 8:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prince ’s classic double-album 1999 has been remastered for the very first time and expanded with 35 previously unreleased tracks for an upcoming Super Deluxe reissue, the Prince Estate and Warner Records announced Tuesday (Sept. 10). The new editio ...

  25. 'American Idol' Winner Laine Hardy to Make Festival Debut at KAABOO Del Mar

    September 10, 2019 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two days after he turns 18,  American Idol winner Laine Hardy will make his music festival debut on the large Grandview stage at the fifth annual KAABOO in Del Mar, Calif. at 3pm on Saturday (Sept. 14). Festival organizers reserved the slot months b ...

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  27. Recording Academy Names Lalah Hathaway & Sue Ennis Co-Chairs of National Advocacy Committee

    September 10, 2019 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Priorities this term include passage of the CASE Act and establishing a performance right on terrestrial radio. Songwriter Sue Ennis and singer Lalah Hathaway have been named co-chairs of the Recording Academy’s national advocacy committee, the orga ...

  28. Spotify's Global Head of Markets Cecilia Qvist to Deliver Opening Keynote at 2020 NY:LON Connect Summit

    September 10, 2019 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Next year's summit will take place January 16 and 17 in New York City. Spotify’s global head of markets Cecilia Qvist will deliver the opening keynote at the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit, event co-organizers the Mus ...

  29. Def Jam Promotes Rodney Shealey to Label's Exec VP, Theda Sandiford to Senior VP Commerce

    September 09, 2019 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam Recordings has promoted Rodney Shealey to executive vp of the label, company chairman and CEO Paul Rosenberg announced Monday (Sept. 9). Also promoted was Theda Sandiford , who has been named senior vp commerce. “Rodney and Theda are seasone ...

  30. Camilo Sesto, Towering Icon of Romantic Spanish Pop, Dead at 72

    September 08, 2019 2:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spanish singer Camilo Sesto , one of the towering voices of Latin pop and a superstar of the 1970s and 1980s, has died, according to a post on his official twitter account. The singer was 72 years old.    Although the cause of his death hasn’t been ...

  31. Capitol Hill Vet Lisette Morton Named VP Public Policy & Governmental Affairs for Sony Music Entertainment

    September 06, 2019 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-year Capitol Hill veteran Lisette Morton has been named vp public policy and governmental affairs for Sony Music Entertainment, the company announced Monday (Sept. 9). In her new role, Morton will manage SME’s day-to-day relationships in Wash ...

  32. New Kurt Cobain Clothing Collection 'Kurt Was Here' Launches Today

    September 06, 2019 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 A portion of the proceeds from the Frances Bean-curated collection will go to suicide prevention non-profit The Jed Foundation. Kurt Cobain ’s artwork is ready to wear. On Monday (Sept. 9), Live Nation Merchandise and The End of Music, LLC -- the bu ...

  33. Spotify Hires Former CBS News Head David Rhodes as Part of Broader Podcasting Push

    September 06, 2019 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The streaming service also tapped former Facebook executive Amy Hudson to help lead its expansion into sports programming. Spotify's push into podcasting continues. On Friday (Sept. 6), sources confimed to Billboard that the streaming service h ...

  34. Amazon Music's New R&B Discovery Playlist Launches With Ari Lennox 'Walk on By' Cover

    September 06, 2019 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B Rotation will introduce a new Amazon Original track each week for the first month. On Friday (Sept. 6), Amazon Music launched  R&B Rotation , a brand-new global playlist designed to highlight the best new R&B tracks each week. Curate ...

  35. Pedro Almodovar's 'Dolor y Gloria' is Spain's Pick for Oscars: Listen to Music From the Movie

    September 06, 2019 3:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spain has selected Pedro Almodovar’s Dolor y Gloria as the country’s entry for the 2020 Academy Awards. Titled Pain and Glory in English, the autobiographical film starring Antonio Banderas will be released in the United States on Oct. 4. It came ou ...

  36. FCC Commissioner Asks RIAA to Investigate Payola Allegations

    September 05, 2019 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an official letter sent Wednesday, FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly asked the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to investigate allegations of payola in the music industry.  "To the extent that payola is currently occurring withi ...

  37. 'Party and Bulls--t': NY Judge Rules Phrase Is Fair Use in Notorious B.I.G., Rita Ora Songs

    September 05, 2019 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 A New York Federal judge ruled that the estate of the Notorious B.I.G. and subsequently Rita Ora were well within their rights to use “party and bullshit” in their songs. Judge Robert Katzmann issued a ruling Sept. 4 that agreed with the lower court ...

  38. Jackie Cruz Signs With Artist Management Company All Parts Move

    September 05, 2019 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jackie Cruz has signed a deal with All Parts Move, which will be guiding the music career of the Dominican-American singer and actress, Billboard has learned. The Miami-based artist management company is involved in all aspects of the artist's ...

  39. Dan Warner, Guitarist & Fixture in Latin Music, Dies

    September 05, 2019 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Groove Is Everything," Were Last Words Dan Warner, the Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning guitarist who was a fixture on many of Latin music’s biggest albums, died late Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.  According to sources, Warner di ...

  40. Apple Music Unveils New Web App

    September 05, 2019 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple Music is bringing its streaming service to the world's largest platform. On Thursday (Sept. 5), Apple Music launched a web app accessible using any desktop computer browser. Previously, using Apple Music on a PC or Mac required downloadin ...

  41. Steve Mac Dominates Dance/Electronic Songwriters Chart for 10th Week

    September 05, 2019 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 He rules on the strength of three charted entries. Steve Mac  tops  Billboard 's Dance/Electronic Songwriters chart for a 10th total week (on the list dated Sept. 7), on the strength of four songwriting credits on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs ...

  42. Taylor Swift Tops Both Hot 100 Songwriters & Producers Charts After 'Lover' Release

    September 05, 2019 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 She follows Finneas O'Connell as the only act to rule both rankings simultaneously. Taylor Swift  leads  Billboard 's Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, the former for a second week and the latter for the first time, thanks ...

  43. Randy Phillips Steps Down as CEO of LiveStyle, Shifts Focus to Managing Boy Band Why Don't We: Exclusive

    September 05, 2019 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was given my mission and I fulfilled my mission," Phillips tells Billboard. Randy Phillips has stepped away from his position as CEO of LiveStyle and is working for the company's investors as a consultant as LiveStyle prepares to s ...

  44. Knocked Loose Debuts Atop Emerging Artists Chart, Summer Walker Soars

    September 05, 2019 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Knocked Loose's sophomore album debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200. Hardcore punk band Knocked Loose debuts at No. 1 on  Billboard 's  Emerging Artists  chart (dated Sept. 7), becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time ...

  45. Native Instruments Cuts 20% of Staff in Restructuring

    September 05, 2019 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Company head Daniel Haver tells Billboard layoffs were needed to streamline the company's operations. Native Instruments, a leading provider of software and hardware for computer-based music production, is cutting 20% of its staff across all lo ...

  46. Sony Music U.K. Acquires Kontraband Merchandise Company

    September 05, 2019 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Music UK has acquired the full-service merchandise company Kontraband, it was announced Wednesday (Sept. 4). The deal will see Kontraband collaborating with all of Sony Music’s labels and artist rosters as well as its U.S. merchandise operation ...

  47. Ava Max Signs Joint Co-Publishing Agreement With Warner Chappell and APG

    September 04, 2019 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 'Sweet But Psycho' singer is currently prepping her debut studio album. Rising singer-songwriter Ava Max has entered into a joint co-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music and Artist Publishing Group (APG), it was announced We ...

  48. Ozuna Notches 13th No. 1 On Latin Airplay Chart With 'Te Soñé De Nuevo'

    September 04, 2019 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, 'Yo x Ti, Tú x Mi' and 'Adicto' hit the top 5 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart. Ozuna scores his 13th No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Sept. 7) as “Te Soñé De Nuevo” pushes 5-1 in its 11th frame. The sixth singl ...

  49. Manuel Turizo Scores First Top 10 on Top Latin Albums Chart With 'ADN'

    September 04, 2019 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, the late Celso Piña notches first Tropical Albums chart entry with 2001's "Barrio Bravo." Manuel Turizo secures his first top 10 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Sept. 7) as ADN debuts at No. 8. His full-length debut album o ...

  50. All 44 Songs From Barack Obama's 'Summer Playlist' Increased in Sales Or Streams After Post

    September 04, 2019 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Terence Trent D'Arby's 'Who's Loving You' saw the biggest percentage increase in streams. Thanks Obama! After Barack Obama posted his annual  Summer Playlist  on Saturday, Aug. 24, all 44 songs surged in sales, while nearly ...

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