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Get to Know Arhoolie Records' Eclectic Catalog After Smithsonian Folkways Acquisition: Exclusive Playlist

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:07pm
In the 1960s, label executive and record producer Chris Strachwitz founded the independent label Arhoolie Records, which has since...
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Rachel Bloom Reveals First Song She Smoked Weed to & the First Song to Be Played at Her Funeral

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:03pm
Rachel Bloom's first music video was called “F— Me, Ray Bradbury”; her second, “I Steal Pets.” Unorthodox,...
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Watch Hardwell & Dillon Francis Blast DJ Mag Top 100

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:53pm
Hardwell, one of the most championed DJs in the DJ Mag top 100 fan poll basically ever, got onstage at a recent Amsterdam Dance Event in support of...
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Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn Get in 'Formation' for Beyonce Parody Video

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:25pm
If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then people really, really love Beyonce's Lemonade. The latest Lemonade parody has arrived...
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UK Group Continues Push to Protect Small Venues, Asking for Fee Parity

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:02pm
Music Venue Trust Steps Into Live Tariff Hike Row Music Venue Trust, a charity in the U.K. that is aggressively lobbying for the protection of...
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CL's Live Performances: 5 Times She Dominated the Stage

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:46pm
After breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 with her single “Lifted,” CL is on the rise. She first emerged on the K-pop scene in...
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A Bondage-Inspired Edition of 'God Save Sex Pistols' Celebrates the Band's 40th Birthday in Style

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:44pm
God Save Sex Pistols, a visual history of the titular band published earlier this month by Rizzoli, is intended as a celebration...
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GTA Manifests the Best Possible Destiny on Debut Album 'Good Times Ahead': 'We Are Definitely Artists Now'

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:36pm
Julio Mejia was a bit anxious as he waited in his parents' suburban Miami home. It was so random: He'd only talked to this dude a few times...
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'Lemonade' Director Jonas Akerlund Taps Sky Ferreria for 'Lord of Chaos' Film

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:23pm
After helming the acclaimed Beyonce visual album Lemonade, Jonas Akerlund will direct the rock film Lord of Chaos -- based off the...
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Azealia Banks Pens Apologetic Letter to Zayn Malik

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:23pm
In her campaign to #MakeAzealiaGreatAgain, rapper Azealia Banks has issued an apology letter to Zayn Malik. Recall in May when the Harlemite...
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Becky G Gets Emotional in 'Why I Vote' Video Series: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:57pm
Becky G will be voting for the very first time this year, and she has a good reason for why she's pushing her to vote in the upcoming...
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Gregg Rolie Says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination Is for Journey's Fans

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:36pm
Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie had resigned himself a bit to the thought that the band would never be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....
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Alex Da Kid Enlists Wiz Khalifa, Elle King and X Ambassadors On Debut Solo Single 'Not Easy': Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:33pm
For years, British producer Alex Da Kid has been behind the scenes, working with the likes of Eminem, Imagine Dragons and more, and even...
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Unlike Pluto Is Sweet and Spicy on Two-Track 'Show Me Love' EP: Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:09pm
It's hard to write a song that makes you think of beautiful scenic vistas while you simultaneously scrunch your face under the weight of its...
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The 10 Best Songs From Season 1 of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:09pm
Last year, audiences and critics alike went a little c-r-a-z-y over a musical comedy on The CW, and with good reason. The award-winning series...
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US Internet Disrupted After Key Hub Gets Hit By Cyberattack

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:06pm
Reports of online disruption cropped up across the East Coast of the United States after a key internet firm was hit by a cyberattack Friday....
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Adele's Tour Has Earned $150 Million… And Counting!

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:56pm
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Where Music & Video Games Meet: EA's Music Chief on Pairing Country With 'Madden' & Radiohead With 'FIFA'

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:47pm
The global appellation in Steve Schnur’s title isn’t just for show. In any given month, Electronic Arts’ worldwide executive...
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Damian 'Dame D.O.L.L.A' Lillard's 'The Letter O' Chronicles the NBA Star's Struggles and Triumphs

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:43pm
“I’m like a product of poverty and prodigy”, Dame D.O.L.L.A rhymes on “Bill Walton”, a song inspired by the former...
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Ra-ra-ah-ah-ah: The 7 Best Lady Gaga Songs for Karaoke

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:42pm
Grab a friend, warm up the pipes and dust off your wigs, because it’s Lady Gaga karaoke time! The weather’s getting colder and all of a...
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