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Taylor Swift Admits to Stalking Fans Online for '1986' Secret Listening Sessions

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:25pm
When Taylor Swift invited some of her biggest fans into her own homes for private listening parties of her new album 1989 the Swifties just...
Categories: Music Industry

One Direction's Where We Are Tour Attended by 3.4 Million Fans

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour leads the pack in this week’s ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on $48.4 million in ticket...
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Gorgon City, BJ the Chicago Kid & Gregory Porter: Billboard Twitter Emerging Picks of the Week

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Heading into autumn, Billboard brings you three tracks from our Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with one theme in mind: feeling good....
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Don Henley Not Taking It Easy on Pun-Loving Clothing Company

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:25pm
Don Henley is suing a Duluth Trading Company over an email advertisement that the Wisconsin-based clothing company might have figured was a harmless...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch Sofia Reyes & Wisin in 'Muevelo': Exclusive Video Premiere

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:25pm
Pop singer Sofia Reyes and her friends take a drive through a balmy desert when suddenly they see eye-candy-worthy guys and their broken-down car....
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Quotes of the Week: Katy Perry’s Come-On, Lady Gaga Loves Metal and More

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:25pm
"I wish you and I had been in the Spice Girls together." Iggy Azalea tweeting her "Fancy" collaborator Charli XCX. Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the...
Categories: Music Industry

Adele's '21' Surpasses 11 Million In U.S. Sales

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:25pm
Adele's mega-selling second studio album, 21, has surpassed the 11 million sales mark in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. The set, released...
Categories: Music Industry

What Would Happen If the Smiths Got Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:25pm
The Smiths were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time this week. There’s no way they could get in… right?So first thing’s...
Categories: Music Industry

5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Good Girls’ Video: Watch The Boys Liberate The Ladies

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:25pm
In 5 Seconds of Summer’s music video for new single “Good Girls,” the Australian group invades a finishing school, where their raucous rock music is...
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The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Dierks Bentley to David Guetta

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm
AlunaGeorge "Supernatural" Vagrant/Island London duo Aluna Francis and George Reid tesase their upcoming sophomore release with "Supernatural," a...
Categories: Music Industry

Exclusive: Sixx:A.M.'s 'Give Me a Love' Lyric Video Premieres, Nikki Sixx Talks Band's New Album

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm
After more than 30 years in the music business, Nikki Sixx still gets a kick out of shocking people. He isn’t resorting to the extremes that...
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SoundScan's Third-Quarter Numbers in One Word: Bleak

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm
Bad news keeps mounting with the roll of the tape. So far this year, 60 digital songs have sold over 1 million units as compared to 83 last year. And...
Categories: Music Industry

Nas: 'I Don't Listen to 'Illmatic''

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm
Aging gracefully in hip-hop isn't easy. Year after year, old rappers, old sounds, old styles are swept under the rug in favor of the new and youthful...
Categories: Music Industry

British Lawmaker Publishes Detailed Report on Copyright Education

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm
Mike Weatherley, the British Prime Minister's adviser on intellectual property, has published a comprehensive report on promoting copyright...
Categories: Music Industry

Ben Folds Joins the Yamaha Artist Family

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:51pm
Yamaha Entertainment Group announced the addition of singer, songwriter and producer Ben [...]
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Jimmy Fallon, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams & Flying Lotus Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 19

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:24pm
Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter...
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Code Picks of the Week: Lorde, Galantis, Bear In Heaven & More

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:24pm
Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend...
Categories: Music Industry

Hear King Khan and the Shrines' Funky Take on the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive)

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:24pm
King Khan and the Shrines sing the Squidbillies theme song in the latest episode of the show, airing this week. Legends like Dwight Yoakam and Todd...
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Mary Lambert on Same-Sex Marriage Decision: 'This Is a Total Win' (Guest Column)

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:24pm
On Tuesday, we got some badass news. The Supreme Court told all the lower courts, "Yo, don't bother us with your gay marriage stuff." Which is...
Categories: Music Industry

Exclusive: Kill Frenzy Premieres 'No Panties On' From 'Taylr Swft'

Billboard.com - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:24pm
Kill Frenzy has never shied away from sexy topics. In fact, ever since rising to prominence with bawdy breakout hit "Make That Booty Clap," the...
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