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Spotify's 2013 Financials: What You Need to Know

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
The release of Spotify's 2013 financial information (via an article at The Guardian) comes amidst heavy criticism about the company's freemium...
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Watch Paramore & Joy Williams' 'Heart Break'-ing Duet

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
One of the new tracks on the deluxe re-release of Paramore's 2013 self-titled album features Hayley Williams dueling with one her childhood muses,...
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Concert Venues Parting Ways With Promoters Are Capitalizing on Going DIY

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
Friday, Nov. 14 was a sort of ­coming-out party for New York's Webster Hall, which, after 10 years as a Bowery Presents venue, celebrated its...
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Why Joni Mitchell Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
A few years ago, news broke that Taylor Swift was in talks to star as Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on...
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Garth Brooks Cancels Talk-Show Appearances After Ferguson Decision

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
Garth Brooks is postponing TV appearances in the midst of protests after a Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in...
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Inside the Fight to Save R.E.M.'s Birthplace

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
A key to rock history sits crumbling in a parking lot, and the tightknit music scene in Athens, Ga., is uniting to revive it. Nuçi's Space, a...
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Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name...
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Dustin Lynch Celebrates First Chart-Topper With “Where It’s At”

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:33pm
Music industry members celebrated with ASCAP, SESAC and Broken Bow Records recently to [...]
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Online Auction Supports Americana Music Association

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:21pm
The Americana Music Association announced today (Nov. 25) its first annual fundraising [...]
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Firechat May Soon Solve Your Texting Woes at Crowded Events

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20pm
Cell phone communication has always been a problem for music festival goers. With upwards of 90,000 people all gathered in one small area, cell phone...
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Watch Faith Evans Dish on Her 'Incomparable' New Album

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20pm
Faith Evans put out her sixth album, Incomparable, on Monday. Billboard caught up with the R&B singer to talk about the inspiration for the new...
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Hunter Hayes To Kick Off ‘Alive At The Bluebird’ Series

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:18pm
The 2015 Alive At The Bluebird series will kick off on Jan. 2, 2015 with a performance [...]
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Industry Ink: Magic Mustang Music/BBR Music Group, ASCAP, Garth Brooks

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:00pm
Magic Mustang Music Publishing has has hired Lydia Schultz as Creative Coordinator. Schultz was [...]
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Dev Video Premiere: Watch The Kreayshawn-Directed ‘Honey Dip’ Video

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:20pm
Dev, the L.A.-based pop singer best known as the voice of Far*East Movement’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Like a G6,” is back with an impressive new EP,...
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Who Are the British Aces Behind Mary J. Blige's 'London Sessions'?

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:20pm
Mary J. Blige brought in some of the United Kingdom's hottest writers and artists to record her upcoming album The London Sessions. This connects her...
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Op-Ed: Independent Musician Ron Pope Explains the Promise, and Success, of Streaming

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20pm
I’d like to start by saying this: I am an honest-to-goodness Taylor Swift fan. I’ve purchased each of her albums, I’ve seen her live, I cheer when...
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Watch a Relationship Fall Apart In TCVVX's 'Love You' Video: Exclusive Premiere

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20pm
TCVVX (pronounced TC) is a new alt-R&B artist to watch. One of his stand out tracks is "Love You," which is about "a couple that is learning when...
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Ferguson: Beyonce Shares Statement From Michael Brown's Family

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20pm
Beyonce has weighed in on the grand jury's decision, announced Monday night, to not indict Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown....
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'The Bodyguard' Anniversary: Remembering the Soundtrack

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20pm
On this day in 1992 (Nov. 25), Whitney Houston made her big screen debut, as The Bodyguard premiered in theaters. In the film, the second-highest-...
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Electronic Producer RL Grime on His Ambition to Become a 'Legendary Figure' and Why EDM Lacks Authenticity

Billboard.com - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:20pm
Electronic producer RL Grime isn't interested in talking about trap music -- surprising, since his dark, menacing sound caught on during the genre's...
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