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Lupe Fiasco Talks New Album, Defending Iggy Azalea & Quitting Twitter: 'I Don't Want To Be Relevant'

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:45pm
Lupe Fiasco thinks his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth (Jan. 20), represents the end of an era. In addition to being his last album for...
Categories: Music Industry

Rae Sremmurd Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:40pm
Rap duo Rae Sremmurd arrives atop Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with their debut full length set, SremmLife, selling 34,000 in the week ending Jan. 11,...
Categories: Music Industry

Google Streamlines Concert and Ticket Searches

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:39pm
Finding concert information and tickets at Google is getting easier. The search giant announced Thursday code-based improvements to the ways official...
Categories: Music Industry

Kim Fowley, Legendary Record Producer, Dead at 75

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:31pm
After a long battle with bladder cancer, legendary record producer Kim Fowley has died, author and longtime L.A. music scenester Harvey Kubernik...
Categories: Music Industry

Chris Brown's Probation Revoked in Rihanna Assault Case

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:21pm
A judge has revoked Chris Brown's probation but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert...
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Hear Future's New 'Beast Mode' Mixtape

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:13pm
Since 2011, it's been rare for four months to pass without another new project from Future -- he's one of those artists who never turns off the...
Categories: Music Industry

How Many Celebrities Can You Pick Out in Sleater-Kinney's 'No Cities to Love' Video?

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:10pm
Who wants to watch rock video after rock video that just shows the band playing their instruments? Not Sleater-Kinney, obviously. We love watching...
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Album Review: Singer-Rapper Kat Dahlia's Debut 'My Garden' Transcends Sum of Her Disparate Influences

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:07pm
If Lana Del Rey once introduced herself as the "gangsta Nancy Sinatra," Kat Dahlia might be the gangsta, Cuban-American Nelly Furtado. She sings,...
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Club's Permit Pulled After Shooting During Chris Brown Show

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:02pm
The owner of the San Francisco Bay Area nightclub where five people were injured in a shooting during a Chris Brown concert has temporarily lost his...
Categories: Music Industry

Meadowlands' Izod Center Facing Early Closure Amidst Heavy Competition

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:59pm
The Izod Center at the Meadowlands complex in East Rutherford, N.J., could well become a casualty of new arenas in its region even sooner than...
Categories: Music Industry

Black Crowes' Rich Robinson: 'The Band Has Broken Up'

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:53pm
Rich Robinson announced Thursday (Jan. 15) that, after 24 years, the Black Crowes are breaking up. "It is with great disappointment and regret that...
Categories: Music Industry

J Balvin to Speak at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:44pm
J Balvin, the Colombian urban act who became the breakout Latin story of 2014, will headline a panel during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference...
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Warner Bros. CEO Cameron Strang on Why He Signed Adam Lambert

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:34pm
When Direct Management Group's first started talking to Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang about possibly signing American Idol alum Adam...
Categories: Music Industry

Joey Bada$$ on Malia Obama Photo: 'I Wasted No Time. I Just Reposted It'

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:21pm
When a photo of Malia Obama rocking a T-shirt from Joey Bada$$' Pro Era crew hit the Internet earlier this month, it seemed like a huge coup for the...
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Olympus Stylus 1 firmware update adds wide angle converter compatibility and interval shooting

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:18pm

Olympus has released v2.0 firmware for its OM-D styled premium compact camera, the Stylus 1, which will enable users to fit a wide angle converter to the lens. The update also introduces useful features like focus peaking, 35mm equiv. step zoom, interval shooting and time lapse modes. Read more

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The 10 Defining Artists of the 2010s (So Far)

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:09pm
The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade that has been defined by larger-than-life personalities in the world of...
Categories: Music Industry

Reba McEntire Returns to Hot Country Songs Chart

Billboard.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:00pm
Reba McEntire scores a career-high bow at No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Going Out Like That," her first single in more than...
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McBride To Be Honored Alongside Borchetta in May

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:43pm
Martina McBride will be honored during The Music Business Association's (Music Biz) 2015 [...]
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Florida Georgia Line Extends ‘Anything Goes Tour 2015′

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:36pm
Florida Georgia Line will keep their Anything Goes Tour going a little longer in 2015. [...]
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Sea Gayle Promotes Jake Gear; Hirings at BBR and DeSalvo & Levine

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:32pm
Marc Driskill, Executive VP/GM of Sea Gayle Music has announced the promotion of Jake Gear to [...]
Categories: Music Industry