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Tracy Morgan to Honor Smokey Robinson at Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:29pm
A legend of the comedy world will salute an icon of the music realm this fall when Tracy Morgan presents Smokey Robinson with the "Rocker of the...
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Lights All Night Festival 2016 Announces Phase Two Lineup

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:49pm
Ring in the new year with a face full of bass. Lights All Night is giving you a lineup so heavy, your only choice is to party like there...
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Spike Jonze & Sia's Choreographer Made an Incredible Perfume Commercial: Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:31pm
Not sure what any of this has to do with perfume, but who cares? The new spot for Kenzo's World scent runs long at three minutes and 48 seconds....
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Zedd to Celebrate Birthday With New Track 'Adrenaline' Feat. Grey

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:26pm
Following the release of 2015's True Colors, Zedd has released a (very) small handful of new tracks -- mostly in the form of...
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'Blurred Lines' Appeal Gets Support From More Than 200 Musicians

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:24pm
When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thickefirst launched a lawsuit three years ago to protect "Blurred Lines" from claims of having...
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Berlin's Berghain Club Struck By Lightning, Naked Party Ensues: Report

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:57pm
They say lightning never strikes twice, which is a real damn shame because it sounds like a lightning party at Berghain in Berlin is something to be...
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LifeNotes: Fiddle Great Hoot Hester Passes

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:48pm
Longtime Opry staff fiddler Hoot Hester has died at age 65. Hester joined the Grand Ole Opry staff band [...]
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Exclusive: Google Fiber’s Martha Ivester Explains Hurdles, Value Of Controversial Ordinance

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:31pm
In January 2015, Google announced it would bring its high-speed, fiber-optic, gigabit Internet, [...]
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VMAs 2016: 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Jay Pharoah Preparing New Mixtape 'Phornication'

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:31pm
After bidding adieu to Saturday Night Live following six seasons of LOLs, multi-talented comic and master impressionist Jay Pharoah...
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Ray J Calls Chris Brown Allegations a 'False Story': 'It's Like a War Zone For No Reason'

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:28pm
Earlier today (Aug. 30), Billboard learned the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division was investigating allegations that Chris Brown threatened an unnamed...
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Gerardo Ortiz Scores Seventh No. 1 on Regional Mexican Songs With Controversial 'Fuiste Mia'

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:25pm
Gerardo Ortiz’s latest single “Fuiste Mia” jumps 5-1 on the Regional Mexican Songs airplay chart (dated Sept. 10), earning him his...
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Dottie West Remembered 25 Years After Fatal Car Accident

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:13pm
Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely paid tribute to her friend Dottie West on Tuesday (Aug. 30) with [...]
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Critic of Russian Collection Society Elected as Chairman of Its Board

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:01pm
Changes are expected at Russia's embattled collecting society RAO as prominent producer and composer Igor Matvienko -- one of the organization...
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CMJ Owner Says Announcement on Company's Plan Is Coming 'Soon'

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:54pm
CMJ Music Marathon, the long-running new music showcase and industry-wide conference, celebrated its 35th year in 2015, its...
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Usher & Future Dedicate 'Rivals' to the Ride-or-Dies in New Video

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:54pm
After tapping Young Thug for his latest single "No Limit," Usher returns with a special delivery titled "Rivals" featuring...
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Nash Pop Camp Unites Writers From Nashville, L.A., New York

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:44pm
Songwriters from Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City schmoozed on a rooftop party [...]
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Country Trio Runaway June Talks Football Fandom, Family Ties to John Wayne & Those Inevitable Dixie Chicks Comparisons

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:40pm
It probably goes without saying that Perez Hilton doesn’t take a lot of interest in music from Nashville. But recently the controversial...
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Reik And 'No Manches Frida' Producer Martha Higareda Talk Film's Star-Studded Soundtrack

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:26pm
For No Manches Frida producer and star Martha Higareda, connecting with a millennial audience was priority when planning the soundtrack for...
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Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley & Little Big Town to Cover David Bowie's 'Heroes' for Stand Up to Cancer: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:22pm
The 2016 ACM Honors take over Nashville's Ryman Auditorium tonight (Aug. 30), and attendees will get a sneak peek at one of the special...
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Listen to the 7 Best Lana Del Rey Remixes

Billboard.com - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 3:22pm
As August nears its end, the final days of summer are among us. But listening to Lana Del Rey's beachy vibes -- especially when paired with...
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