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This Week In Billboard Chart History: Aerosmith Ascends To No. 1

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:30am
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart historySept. 1, 1973Kind of impossible to hear...
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Placido Domingo to Close-Out London's iTunes Festival

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:30am
Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London. The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse -...
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ILoveMakonnen Signs To Drake’s OVO Sound

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:30am
Makonnen Sheran, aka ILoveMakonnen, is the latest signing to October’s Very Own, the label spearheaded by Drake. The Atlanta-based emcee and producer...
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Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:30am
English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./...
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Kate Bush Sets U.K. Chart Record

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:29am
Kate Bush has chalked up another record by becoming the first female in history to land eight albums simultaneously in the top 40 of the U.K’s...
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Rodriguez Lands Three Albums On Australian Sales Chart

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:29am
Sixto Rodriguez has three albums in the top 30 of this week’s Australian sales chart, fuelled by the announcement of his upcoming national tour and...
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Brad Paisley Still Stinging From 'Accidental Racist' Uproar

Billboard.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:29am
Brad Paisley is taking control of the conversation about Brad Paisley with the release of his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk. The unexpected...
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Celebrate Valentine's with a Dailey & Vincent Cruise

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:19am

Dailey & VincentMt. Airy, GA -- Springer Mountain Farms, a Georgia-based poultry producer known for its flavorful chicken raised without antibiotics, and multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent (D&V) present their first Water Fest Bluegrass Sweepstakes. One lucky winner and a guest will have the chance to win a Valentine's cruise in the Western Caribbean, Feb. 14 until Feb. 19, 2015.

The prize package includes round-trip airfare for two, a five-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas," nightly performances from D&V and more. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and stops in Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico.

"Springer Mountain Farms and D&V value the importance of bringing loved ones together with delicious food, entertaining music from the most talented in the industry and a memorable getaway during a special time of year," said Gus Arrendale, president of Springer Mountain Farms.

D&V and their world-class band will perform a new show nightly featuring original and traditional Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music along with other famed acts such as Don Rigsby and the Country music duo Wilson Fairchild. Nightly themes include Valentine's Day love songs, President's Day with "Songs of America," gospel night, a tribute to the legendary Statler Brothers and a "Bluegrass Karaoke" night.

Until Nov. 30, 2014 fans can enter the sweepstakes by visiting Dailey and Vincent's website or www.chicken4life.com. Please review official rules prior to entering the sweepstakes. The winner will be notified via telephone, mail and/or email. *Eligible winners must reside in the contiguous United States.

Dubbed by CMT as "The Rock Stars of Bluegrass," the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. They have won numerous awards for their unique music, including: 13 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time "Entertainer of the Year," three-time "Vocal Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year;" three Grammy Award nominations, including a nomination for the 2014 "Bluegrass Album of the Year" and two Dove Awards for "Bluegrass Album of the Year." Formed in 2007, the duo performs more than 120 shows per year with an 85 percent sell-out rate in the U.S. and holds at No. 34 on Pollstar's "Concert Pulse." For more information, visit www.DaileyAndVincent.com.
Formed in 2007, the duo performs more than 120 shows per year with an 85 percent sell-out rate in the U.S. and holds at No. 34 on Pollstar

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Cybergrass Celebrates 22 Years on the Web September 9th

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:16am

Cybergrass 22 YearsCybergrass is celebrating another year of bluegrass music on the Internet. Wow! What a ride its been. We have gone through five iterations, four domain names and we're still here. What started out as just a research project almost a quarter century ago has evolved into the world's oldest bluegrass music web site which, is also the world's oldest music site of any genre. Cybergrass was born 22 years ago when the web was in its fetal infancy. There were no tools and everything was alpha release source code. The web was dark and void and the Internet was still just a research project -- the Research Internet. Bob Cherry, working with electronic documentation at Xerox got his hands on some very early code and managed to put it together with minimal documentation. On September 9, 1992, he posted about 50 songs from the Digital Tradition files on a Xerox PARC web server with a simple HTML index. HTML was all coded by hand in those days. That was the beginning of what has evolved into a premier bluegrass music site on the web.

During the past 22 years, Cherry's bluegrass site has seen a great deal in the evolution of the web. He has also achieved a great many first achievements. Cybergrass became a model bluegrass web site that many other sites evolved from. Cherry also helped many get their start on the web and he's happy that most sites he help get started are still operating today. In 1995, Cherry bought the domain IBMA.org and created the first web site for the IBMA (click for old site), and a year later he created the first web site for the International Bluegrass Music Museum (click for old site). He also created the first web pages for many of today's artists include the first web pages for Bill Monroe, Alison Krauss, Blue Highway, Claire Lynch, Chris Thile, Del McCoury, John McEuen, Fragment, Front Range and many others. He even started the first Martha White web page which ran until 1994 when Pilsbury bought the company. As organizations and artists started to create their own sites and when they required more attention, Cherry graciously turned the sites over to their rightful owners.

The award winning Cybergrass was the first bluegrass music site on the Internet and, as near as early web pioneers know, it was also the world's 7th web site -- the same as the Xerox PARC site.

Cybergrass carried the first data driven bluegrass events calendar that offered search and updates. The technology was also applied to their library of literature about bluegrass music. Over time, the site became a portal offering news, reviews, event calendar, music samples, artist profiles, references and more. In 1997, Cherry and his site negotiated and acquired the first BMI music license (other than BMI themselves) through an agreement Cherry initiated with BMI's New York office.

As the marriage of music and technology evolved, carrying music was a natural for Cybergrass. Cybergrass servers carried the Grammy Awards on the Internet in 1995. Two years later, the site carried the first International Bluegrass Music Awards Show on the net. It has been the only site to carry them every year since 1997. After getting licensing established, Cybergrass carried promotional music online. Record labels and artists enjoyed the huge response and increased sales during this time. The RIAA's Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) was drafted some time later and all promotion ceased. The music was history. With DMCA, Cybergrass went silent but history had already been made. Cherry's site was doing in the '90s what other sites are just starting to do today.

Content on the bluegrass web site changed many times over the years as did it's hosting. What started at Xerox, Cybergrass moved to Infonet Services Corporation's Info.Net service where Cherry created the domain Banjo.com for his site. The name Cybergrass also was attributed to the web site in the mid 90's and a few years later, Cherry sold the Banjo.com domain and moved to his own Cybergrass.com where the site resides today.

Bob CherryThe site continues to be an important part of bluegrass music information. The site contains fresh and relevant information seven days a week. With the implementation of the Internet's new RSS syndication, the site now finds it's content more other resources. News aggregators can access the news, reviews and calendar information directly. In the last quarter of 2004, Cybergrass rolled out their Bluegrass Music News Network (BMNN) that is modeled similar to other online press release organizations. BMNN will be tailored to bluegrass music and will be another first for bluegrass.

If you're interested in bluegrass music, you should definitely be interested in Cybergrass. Cybergrass has already made history and is now looking to make the future even better for bluegrass music on the Internet. Help us celebrate by liking us on Facebook, twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Pinterest, as well as other social media.

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Ariana Grande Denies Authenticity of Alleged Leaked Nude Photos

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:29pm
Ariana Grande and numerous other female celebrities are the target of a major hacking campaign involving alleged nude photos that have been leaked...
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Marry in Connecticut

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:29pm
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross were married in a private ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 31) at the home of the groom’s mother, Diana Ross, in Greenwich, Conn...
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New Kid Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy Marry

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 9:29pm
New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have tied the knot! New Kid Donnie Wahlberg Engaged to Jenny McCarthy The couple got...
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Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:29pm
The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather...
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Watch: Rihanna Does the Shmoney Dance in a Bikini

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:29pm
Rihanna has been enjoying some downtime since completing her co-headlining stadium tour with Eminem in Detroit on Aug. 23. Brooklyn Rapper Bobby...
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Made in America Philly Day 1 Highlights: The National, Steve Aoki, Kanye West & More

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:29pm
Now in its third year, Budweiser Made in America got off to an auspicious, business-as-usual start in Philadelphia on Saturday (Aug. 30), featuring...
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Joan Rivers Remains Hospitalized in New York Following Cardiac Arrest

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:29pm
Joan Rivers' daughter says loved ones are hopeful about the comedian's condition as she remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac...
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Courtney Love Calls the Current Draft of Her Memoir a ‘Disaster’

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:28pm
Courtney Love is hard at work on her upcoming memoir, The Girl With the Most Cake, but the writing process hasn’t been easy, the singer said in a...
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Watch: Kid Cudi Collapses During Performance at North Coast Music Festival

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:28pm
Rapper Kid Cudi collapsed during his headlining set at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park on Saturday (Aug. 30) night. While...
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Made in America L.A.: Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack Rock Day 1

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:28pm
In 2013, Made In America in Philadelphia was an absolute triumph, a well-run two-day event featuring Beyonce, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and more. A...
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Pras Michel, Founding Member of the Fugees, Takes Ice Bucket Challenge in North Korea

Billboard.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:28am
It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of...
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