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Avery*Sunshine Scores First No. 1 Single With 'Call My Name'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
Avery*Sunshine captures her first No. 1 single on a Billboard chart as her graceful ballad "Call My Name" rises 2-1 on Adult R&B Songs in its...
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Wendy Rene, Soul Singer Sampled by Wu-Tang Clan & Alicia Keys, Dies at 67

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Wendy Rene, the budding Stax Records singing and songwriting talent who quit music after the death of Otis Redding in 1967 and saw her music revived...
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Koa, 'All of My Love': Exclusive Song Premiere

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Though Iggy Azalea (a.k.a. Igloo Australia) was probably the most-talked about Aussie in music this year, 2014 was also good for the more under-the-...
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'The Colbert Report': 8 Great Music Moments From Daft Punk Dancing to Black Keys Fighting

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Bring on the tears: The Colbert Report ends its run with tonight's episode. While Stephen Colbert the person will of course be fine -- he's taking...
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Willy Chirino Op-Ed: Why U.S.-Cuba Thaw Is No Victory

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
On Nov. 19, Miami-based Cuban tropical star Willy Chirino accepted a Latin Grammy for lifetime achievement at a ceremony in Las Vegas. "This is...
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MusicRowPics: Mitchell Tenpenny

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:20pm
Multi-talented newcomer Mitchell Tenpenny is no stranger to Nashville's music scene. He learned [..]
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TuneCore Acquires DropKloud

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:49pm
TuneCore has acquired digital street team promotional enhancement company DropKloud, and added its [...]
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The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks...
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iHeartMedia Promotes Z100 Program Director Sharon Dastur, Brings Mark Medina to Vacated Role

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
Z100, the well-known New York City Top 40 radio station, has announced the appointment of Mark Medina as its new program director. Medina's move...
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Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, J. Cole Debuts at No. 2

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
Taylor Swift remains atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, logging a record-extending ninth week at No. 1, while J. Cole soars in at No. 2, powered by...
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Exclusive Song Premiere: Arty's 'Night Like This'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
While Arty’s first album release remains on the horizon, he’s returned with a holiday treat to tide over his fans. This week, the young Russian...
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Exclusive: HIM Premieres 'Stigmata Diaboli,' Remastered for New Box Set

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
HIM fans have something big to look forward to this holiday season. On Dec. 23, the long-running Finnish rock band will release a limited-edition box...
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Communications Agency Fenton's New Leadership Hopes to Bring Artists Back Into Activism

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
The communications agency Fenton, which specializes in working with non-profits, charities and activist organizations, has announced it is being sold...
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Vanderbilt’s The Melodores Win ‘The Sing-Off’

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:26pm
The Melodores, a Vanderbilt student a cappella group, won NBC’s The Sing-Off last night (Dec. 17) [...]
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Atlanta's Top 8 New Rappers

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:25pm
Atlanta is home to a constantly rising number of up-and-coming acts -- it's quickly becoming a powder keg of talent waiting to blow. The most...
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Drake on 'Drake Night': 'My Goal Is to Stay With the Raptors as Long as They'll Have Me'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:25pm
The Raptors “Drake Night” couldn’t have gone any better last night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre when the NBA team took on the Brooklyn Nets for the...
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XXL Magazine to Print Quarterly Issues

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:25pm
Townsquare Media has signaled that XXL Magazine, which it acquired earlier this year, will now publish print editions on a quarterly basis. Following...
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Top 5 Producers Shifting the Sound of Atlanta Rap in 2014

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:25pm
Super producers such as Organized Noize have paved the way for others to craft the way Atlanta is represented sonically. Now it seems that the...
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Deezer Hires New CEO, Partners with LyricFind

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:25pm
Deezer, the world's second-largest music subscription service, announced on Friday the hiring of Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht as its new Chief Executive...
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Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Larry Henley Passes

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:53pm
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Larry Henley has died at age 77 [...]
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