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Ultra Music Festival Crosses Over: 10 Highlights From a Star-Studded Weekend

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:21pm
If this year's Ultra Music Festival had a theme, it was cross-genre collaboration.  The Miami dance music festival boasts a...
Categories: Music Industry

Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Hits No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:55pm
Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for...
Categories: Music Industry

Coachella's Career-Making Magic: It Takes Artists From Cool to A-List

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:16pm
The first time Tame Impala played Coachella, as a little-known Australian band near the bottom of the 2011 bill, frontman Kevin Parker had barely...
Categories: Music Industry

Aldean, Swift Sign On For Jay Z’s TIDAL

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:15pm
Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Jack White are a few of the artists who have jumped on board [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Ryan Adams' New Romance, Bob Dylan's DVD Release and More Insider Scoop

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:10pm
He Likey Lykke LiGrammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Jay Z, Kanye West) is dating Swedish singer Lykke Li,...
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Iggy Azalea Is Done 'Battling' for What She Wants on Tour

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:07pm
It's been a bumpy month for Iggy Azalea, but the artist is now looking forward to her upcoming Great Escape arena tour under the creative guidance of...
Categories: Music Industry

Yale acquires Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:01pm

Yale has announced the acquisition of the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is comprised of more than 73,000 items including portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The collection was assembled by Frederick Hill Meserve and his daughter Dorothy Meserve, and serves to document American history spanning from the Civil War up to the 19th century. Read more

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Madonna & deadmau5 Awkwardly Bury the Hatchet at Tidal Launch

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:55pm
Thanks to Jay Z's high-profile launch party for Tidal, Madonna and deadmau5 have finally buried the hatchet. Maybe. Sorta. As you may recall, back in...
Categories: Music Industry

It's Official: Jay Z's Historic Tidal Launches With 16 Artist Stakeholders

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:48pm
Jay Z's ambitious entrance into the streaming music business, which came as a surprise to industry observers, debuted Monday (March 30) at an event...
Categories: Music Industry

Jay Z's Superstar Tidal Backers Have How Many Twitter Followers?

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:39pm
Jay Z brought along some (very) famous and influential friends for this week's re-launch of Tidal, his high-fidelity music streaming service. The...
Categories: Music Industry

Curtis Mayfield Estate Gears Up for Soul Icon's 60th Anniversary

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:39pm
Curtis Mayfield’s storied music career will mark its 60th anniversary next year. To celebrate the occasion -- and Mayfield’s still influential legacy...
Categories: Music Industry

Jay Z on Competing With Jimmy Iovine: 'I Don't Have To Lose...For You Guys To Win'

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:25pm
Jay Z's Tidal may have just gotten off the ground with exclusive arrangements with more than 16 major artists - Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West, Drake,...
Categories: Music Industry

Beyonce in 'The Wiz'? We Dream-Cast NBC's Next Live Musical

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:24pm
NBC is encouraging musical theater fans to ease on down the road once again. The network announced today that their next live musical event...
Categories: Music Industry

Jay Z Talks Tidal, Jimmy Iovine, Rewriting the Music Business Rulebook

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:20pm
Jay Z doesn’t give many interviews. In conversation, he often pauses mid-sentence, considers, rewinds, slices and reshapes his answer, choosing a...
Categories: Music Industry

Tidal Livestream Features Slew of A-List Artists, Including Madonna Straddling a Table

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:20pm
After a big countdown and star-studded teaser, Alicia Keys emceed an all-star livestreamed announcement about Tidal -- the high-quality...
Categories: Music Industry

Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Due To Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:18pm
Veteran indie-rock group Wilco has scrapped its May 7 show at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Ind. due to the state's controversial Religious...
Categories: Music Industry

What Tidal Means for the Freemium Vs. Premium Debate: The Industry Weighs In

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:18pm
Jay Z’s Tidal is a lot of things: a star-studded streaming service with 17 of music’s biggest names as key stakeholders; an ambitious new player in a...
Categories: Music Industry

4 Up-and-Coming EDM Vocalists Stepping Into the Solo Spotlight -- From Jess Glynne to Angelika Lee

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:10pm
Thanks to Sam Smith's feature on Disclosure's "Latch" and Foxes' cameo for Zedd on "Clarity," once-anonymous EDM vocalists are seeing new...
Categories: Music Industry

Jay Z's Tidal Announcement: Watch the Live Stream Here

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:48pm
Jay Z is ready. Ready to announce plans for his high-fidelity music streaming service Tidal, the rapper-mogul's recent entry into the crowded...
Categories: Music Industry

Mark Music & Media Law Opens Nashville Office

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:47pm
Los Angeles-based law firm Mark Music & Media Law, P.C., has partnered with music attorney [...]
Categories: Music Industry