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Code Picks of the Week: deadmau5, Sander Kleinenberg, Ali Love & More

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:01pm
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

Don't Worry, Ohio Police Are Ready for Insane Clown Posse's Music Fest

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:01pm
With thousands of Juggalos descending upon Ohio's Legend Valley for Insane Clown Posse's annual music festival -- The Gathering of the Juggalos finds...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch: 2 Chainz Recreates Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video In 'Freebase' Video

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:01pm
2 Chainz recreates Michael Jackson's legendary music video for, "Thriller," in his new music video for "Freebase."Wearing a red leather jacket...
Categories: Music Industry

RPM Entertainment Eliminates Promotion Staff

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:49pm
RPM Entertainment has eliminated its radio promotion staff, effective immediately [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Lady Gaga Teases New Album With Tony Bennett

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
Can we have some applause, please? The long-in-the-works Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett duet album Cheek to Cheek appears to be making progress. On Thursday...
Categories: Music Industry

Is 'Weird Al' The First Artist to 'Pull A Beyonce' Successfully?

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
"Pulling a Beyonce" has become the mostoverusedtropein musicwriting ever since Queen Bey dropped her self-titled fifth album out of nowhere last...
Categories: Music Industry

Jimmy Buffett Launches Margaritaville TV

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
Jimmy Buffett has found a new way to feed the Parrotheads this year: Margaritaville TV. The new online channel streams select Buffett concerts live...
Categories: Music Industry

Magic Talks 'Rude' Success and What's Next for the Band

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
It certainly didn’t take long for Magic to live 
up to its name. Virtually 
unknown in the United States a year ago, the power-pop band is currently...
Categories: Music Industry

David Byrne Talks Artists' Rights, Spotify & Touring With the 'Budget-Conscious' Artist

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
Recording artist, songwriter, label founder, producer, author, actor: David Byrne, 62, has seen the entertainment business from many sides during his...
Categories: Music Industry

Wiz Khalifa Talks Working with Ty Dolla $ign & Clearance Issues Behind Mily Cyrus Collabo

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:01pm
Wiz Khalifa has a signature laugh that he puts on records. It's a few beats long — maybe written as eight "ha's" and can come before or after a verse...
Categories: Music Industry

Lastolite 'Out of Focus' backgrounds bring beautiful bokeh to your home studio

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Everyone loves the look of a nice out of focus background, but it's hard to achieve in a home studio. Accessory manufacturer Lastolite believes it might have the solution, with two new reversible backgrounds printed with out of focus images of the ocean / autumn foliage and summer foliage / city lights. Measuring 1.5 x 1.2m, the backgrounds are big enough for almost full-length portraits of most adults, and weigh in at 3kg (6.6lb) each. Click through for more details.

Categories: Equipment

Asher Roth, 'Parties at the Disco' Feat. ZZ Ward: Exclusive Video Premiere

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:01pm
Asher Roth takes us on a psychedelic journey in the new music video for "Parties at the Disco."The video, directed by Kenny Koller, features an...
Categories: Music Industry

Joan Rivers Blasts Selena Gomez's Palestine Defense: 'Let's See If She Can Spell Palestinian'

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:01pm
One lucky TMZ reporter got quite the treat when Joan Rivers arrived at LAX Thursday afternoon. Waiting outside for her, the reporter got her into a...
Categories: Music Industry

Rise Against, Bleachers & Jenny Lewis Make Moves On Rock Charts

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:01pm
Rise Against notches its second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, and fourth top 10 on the Billboard 200 (No. 3), as The Black Market debuts with 53,000 sold...
Categories: Music Industry

Nicki Minaj Gets the (Unofficial) Google Doodle Treatment

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:01pm
Following the reveal of her NSFW "Anaconda" single artwork, Nicki Minaj shared an extremely clever Instagram from the interweb. It’s safe to say that...
Categories: Music Industry

Why 'Weird Al' Yankovic Means Big Business

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:01pm
"Weird Al" equals big business. The comedian’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, which tops the Aug. 2 Billboard 200, is his 15th chart entry in a career...
Categories: Music Industry

The Juice Podcast 7/25/14: ScHoolboy Q Talks Touring, New Album & Bucket Hats vs. Panties

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:01pm
ScHoolboy Q, in his comfy Footaction sweats, stops by Billboard's NYC office to guest on this week's episode of The Juice Podcast. Joined by co-hosts...
Categories: Music Industry

The Unicorns Return: How Arcade Fire Brought The Cult Pop Group Back Together

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:01pm
In 2003, Canadian trio the Unicorns issued one of the weirdest, most wildly inventive pop debuts of the 00's -- and promptly broke up before ever...
Categories: Music Industry

Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:01pm
Believe it or not, there was a time when not everyone loved the Beastie Boys. It was back in the late '80s, before "Sure Shot," "Sabotage" and "...
Categories: Music Industry

Singer Who Sold Investors on Fake Project With Springsteen, Pearl Jam Sentenced to Prison

Billboard.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:01pm
A federal court in Washington state has sentenced a singer-songwriter to nearly four years in prison for various schemes that tricked investors into...
Categories: Music Industry

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