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Christian Chavez on Orlando Shooting: 'It's So Frustrating and Sad'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:02pm
Adding his voice to a growing number of Latin artists expressing indignation toward the heinous mass shooting committed in Orlando, Florida, early...
Categories: Music Industry

Hastings Entertainment & Allegro Media Corp's Different Strategies for Handling Financial Woes

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:59pm
Two longtime music industry companies, Hastings Entertainment and the Allegro Media Corp, engaged in the physical-end have become insolvent and are...
Categories: Music Industry

John Oliver on Orlando Shooting: 'Right Now, This Just Hurts'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:36pm
John Oliver took time at the beginning of Sunday's Last Week Tonight to address the mass shooting that took place earlier that day at a...
Categories: Music Industry

'Voice' Singer & YouTuber Christina Grimmie's Murder Prompts Tighter VidCon Security

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:22pm
The organizers of the annual VidCon online video event are tightening security in the wake of the shootings in Orlando this weekend. In a letter...
Categories: Music Industry

Amid Orlando Tragedy, Ringo Starr Wants to Spread More Peace & Love

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:59pm
Ringo Starr, who spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday in July, said he wants that message to hit home even harder this year...
Categories: Music Industry

Rhapsody/Napster Undergoing Restructuring With 'New, Streamlined Structure'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:57pm
Rhapsody/Napster is undergoing restructuring, according to a statement from the company's CEO.  Amidst rumors that the digital streaming...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch the First Full Episode of Showtime's 'Roadies' Now

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:54pm
Showtime’s new series Roadies follows the crew behind the stage of a rock group called The Staton-House Band as they embark on a multi-city...
Categories: Music Industry

Telemundo Loses 'La Voz Kids' Crew Member in Orlando Massacre

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:40pm
Telemundo employee Jonathan Camuy, a crew member of reality show La Voz Kids, was confirmed as one of the victims of the massacre at Pulse nightclub...
Categories: Music Industry

Britney Spears on Orlando Massacre: 'We Need to Accept and Love People for Who They Are'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:11pm
Britney Spears has spoken up following Sunday's massacre in Orlando that left 47 dead and 53 injured at a popular gay nightclub.  Sam Smith...
Categories: Music Industry

Are Christian Music and LGBT Artists Compatible? Music Execs Weigh In About the Tough Road for Out Artists

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:54pm
The shows Nashville and Empire have incorporated subplots dramatizing how difficult it is to be out and gay in the worlds of country music and...
Categories: Music Industry

Following Tragedy, Brian Wilson Provides Some Peace With 'Pet Sounds' Concert at Northside Fest

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:49pm
Seeing any live entertainment following a tragedy feels strange. There's a moment where you ask yourself if enjoying something while others reel...
Categories: Music Industry

Sam Smith Breaks Social Media Silence to Address Orlando Shooting

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:37pm
Sam Smith has broken his three month silence on social media to address Sunday's massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.  Surviving the...
Categories: Music Industry

Shiba San & Will Clarke Cook Up 'Give It to Me' for Dirtybird BBQ Tour Compilation: Exclusive Premiere

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:30pm
Dirtybird Records will hit the road again this summer for their annual BBQ tour, which has seen over a decade of park parties across the U....
Categories: Music Industry

Prophets of Rage Hitting the Studio This Week to Record 'Party's Over,' Tom Morello Says

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:25pm
Though it has the formidable catalogs of three bands to draw from, the newly unveiled Prophets of Rage isn't wasting any time forging material of...
Categories: Music Industry

Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's 'Chicago'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:13pm
Jaime Camil is extending his stay in New York this summer: The Mexican actor's run in Broadway's Chicago has been stretched until...
Categories: Music Industry

Joey Bada$$, Lion Babe & More to Perform at LVRN Weekend's 2016 Raurfest

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:00pm
Atlanta rep Raury is bringing his Raurfest music festival back this summer for its third run. This year, the hip-hop/...
Categories: Music Industry

Surviving the Orlando Shooting: A Pulse Bartender Shares His Experience

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:57pm
Orlando's Pulse nightclub has been part of 28-year-old Michael Belvedere's life for nearly seven years. The LGBT club was one of the places...
Categories: Music Industry

Canadian Performance Rights Org SOCAN Collects $307.8 Million

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:54pm
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has topped $300 million (CAD) in total revenues from its membership for the...
Categories: Music Industry

Cinematic's Jonny Shipes & Smoke DZA on Turning Smokers Club Tour Into a Premier Stoner Brand

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:31pm
On June 1, Cam’ron, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution and G Herbo congregated in Portland’s Crystal Ballroom for the second stop of the...
Categories: Music Industry

Bobby Karl Works The Room: Sunday At CMA Music Festival

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:16pm
The last day of CMA Fest is usually a bit of a bummer, as the circus prepares to fold up its tents [...]
Categories: Music Industry