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Former New York Mets Minor Leaguer Todd Dulaney Hits No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:31pm
Former minor New York Mets minor leaguer Todd Dulaney is doing a different kind of scoreboard-watching these days. Instead of in baseball, he's...
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Australian Labels Look to Ban Kickass Torrents, Other Piracy Sites

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:24pm
Four record labels have joined together in Australia in an effort to block the public’s access to piracy sites like Kickass Torrents. Universal...
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Europe and Copyright: A Comprehensive Look at the Continent's Digital Plans

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:22pm
"Today, we lay the groundwork for Europe's digital future," declared European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at the May 2015...
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Revolt Premieres 'Respect the DJ': Exclusive Preview

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:15pm
A new show is joining the Revolt programming lineup -- Global Spin Presents: Respect the DJ. Premiering May 5 (7 p.m. ET; encore at 10 p.m. ET...
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Deadmau5's 'Before They Were Famous' Episode: Learn More About The Man In the Helmet

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:07pm
From Eminem to Nicki Minaj, Michael McCrudden has explored the early lives of a number of household names for his "Before...
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20 Best-Selling Prince Songs Following His Death

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:00pm
The April 21 death of Prince triggered a swell in digital song sales for the icon. Notably, 20 tracks of his soar onto Billboard's 25-position R...
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Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles & Cam Will Open American Country Countdown Awards

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:30pm
Sunday night's 2016 American Country Music Awards will kick-off with style thanks to a superstar trio featuring Martina McBride, Jennifer...
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Bono Wants More Realism in Christian Music: 'Write a Song About Their Bad Marriage'

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:14pm
There’s a certain spiritual quality to Bono’s presence. It’s existed onstage and in the lyrics of U2 for decades, and in a recent...
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Cash Cash Premieres Infectious 'How to Love' Single, Announces Debut Album: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:08pm
It's often said you have your whole life to write your first album and two years to write your second. New York City's electronic trio Cash...
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Miranda Lambert Plays Role of 'My Girl' as Boyfriend Anderson East Duets With Chris Stapleton in L.A.

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:00pm
Cute double-couple alert: What country fan wouldn’t like to be a fly on the wall when the Stapletons and the East-Lamberts play bridge? Miranda...
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Prince: DEA Not Involved in Investigation Currently, Official Says

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:37pm
Despite some reports to the contrary, the Drug Enforcement Administration is not involved in the Prince case, an official with the Carver...
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How a Chatbot Helped This Vinyl Records Startup Make $1 Million in 8 Months

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:33pm
Chatbots already have a little bit of a bad name. Early reviews for the ones on Facebook Messenger have been rough due to apparent...
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Taylor Dayne Reflects on Prince's 'Hypnotizing, Powerful Physical Presence'

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:11pm
Following Prince's unexpected passing last week, Taylor Dayne -- pop singer behind the 1987 freestyle classic "Tell It To My Heart...
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Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Tove Lo Added As Performers at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00pm
They're already co-headlining one of the biggest tours of the summer and now Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas will be sharing one more stage when they...
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Viacom Quarterly Earnings Drop, Film Unit Posts $136M Loss

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:36am
Viacom on Thursday morning reported lower adjusted fiscal second-quarter earnings, but exceeded most Wall Street expectations. The company's film...
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ASCAP Revenue Topped $1 Billion in 2015

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:19am
ASCAP reports that for the second year, its combined domestic and foreign revenue topped $1 billion [...]
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The Band Perry’s “Live Forever” Named Team USA’s Official 2016 Summer Olympics Song

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:09am
The Band Perry's song "Live Forever" has been chosen as the official song of Team USA at the 2016 [...]
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The Love Junkies Play New Songs, Introduce Alyssa Micaela

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:08am
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose played some new tunes prior to a showcase for Alyssa Micaela [...]
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The Band Perry Picked to Rep 2016 U.S. Olympic Team: Watch Live 'Today' Performance

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:06am
The 2016 Summer Olympics are going to be here before you know it. The opening ceremony is set for Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro and the U.S. team got into...
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Jake Bugg Premieres Live In-Studio Version of 'Gimme the Love': Exclusive

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:00am
Just a few months before the release of On My One, Jake Bugg has recorded a live in-studio version of single "Gimme the Love" off of...
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