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Executive Turntable: Def Jam, Atlantic, Republic, and More

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including iHeartMedia, Cashmere Agency, Mute USA, Columbia Records, and many more…-- Jordan...
Categories: Music Industry

Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Gun, Drug Charges

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda appeared in a New York City court on Thursday (Dec. 18) to face charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a...
Categories: Music Industry

Missing 'Serial'? We've Got Some Music for You

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
On Thursday morning (Dec. 18), the final episode of Serial -- that's NPR's zeigeist-capturing true-crime podcast -- released the final...
Categories: Music Industry

Nicki Minaj Plans to Leak a Song Containing an Entire Verse From Alter-Ego Roman

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
Nicki Minaj stopped by BET's The Real on Wednesday for a game of Rapid-Fire, in which each of the show's five hostesses take turns asking questions (...
Categories: Music Industry

Delaware Country Fests To Go Head-To-Head Next Summer

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
Country music promoters will have a better read on just how strong the country music market is in mid-Atlantic region by Monday, as two major country...
Categories: Music Industry

'Sons of Anarchy' Finale Song Debuts on Rock Chart

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:26pm
As the bloody motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy concluded its seven-season run Dec. 9 on FX, its swan song, "Come Join the Murder," debuts at No. 9 on...
Categories: Music Industry

Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm

Leica has released firmware version 1.3 for its T mirrorless camera (Typ 701). The latest update promises a collection of performance improvements for the unit's startup time and image quality, along with general bug fixes. Learn more

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George Harrison, Bee Gees & More to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
Beloved Beatles legend George Harrison will receive yet another honor in 2015 when the Recording Academy posthumously gives him the Grammy Lifetime...
Categories: Music Industry

The 14 Best Pop Albums of 2014

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
I’m not publishing a list of the Best Pop Songs of 2014 list, because, well, we have a week-long bracket tournament discussing the best pop songs of...
Categories: Music Industry

K. Michelle Debuts at No. 1 on R&B Albums

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle returns to the top of R&B Albums with her sophomore studio set Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, ...
Categories: Music Industry

Avery*Sunshine Scores First No. 1 Single With 'Call My Name'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
Avery*Sunshine captures her first No. 1 single on a Billboard chart as her graceful ballad "Call My Name" rises 2-1 on Adult R&B Songs in its...
Categories: Music Industry

Wendy Rene, Soul Singer Sampled by Wu-Tang Clan & Alicia Keys, Dies at 67

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Wendy Rene, the budding Stax Records singing and songwriting talent who quit music after the death of Otis Redding in 1967 and saw her music revived...
Categories: Music Industry

Koa, 'All of My Love': Exclusive Song Premiere

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Though Iggy Azalea (a.k.a. Igloo Australia) was probably the most-talked about Aussie in music this year, 2014 was also good for the more under-the-...
Categories: Music Industry

'The Colbert Report': 8 Great Music Moments From Daft Punk Dancing to Black Keys Fighting

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
Bring on the tears: The Colbert Report ends its run with tonight's episode. While Stephen Colbert the person will of course be fine -- he's taking...
Categories: Music Industry

Willy Chirino Op-Ed: Why U.S.-Cuba Thaw Is No Victory

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:25pm
On Nov. 19, Miami-based Cuban tropical star Willy Chirino accepted a Latin Grammy for lifetime achievement at a ceremony in Las Vegas. "This is...
Categories: Music Industry

MusicRowPics: Mitchell Tenpenny

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:20pm
Multi-talented newcomer Mitchell Tenpenny is no stranger to Nashville's music scene. He learned [..]
Categories: Music Industry

TuneCore Acquires DropKloud

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:49pm
TuneCore has acquired digital street team promotional enhancement company DropKloud, and added its [...]
Categories: Music Industry

The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks...
Categories: Music Industry

iHeartMedia Promotes Z100 Program Director Sharon Dastur, Brings Mark Medina to Vacated Role

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
Z100, the well-known New York City Top 40 radio station, has announced the appointment of Mark Medina as its new program director. Medina's move...
Categories: Music Industry

Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, J. Cole Debuts at No. 2

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:25pm
Taylor Swift remains atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, logging a record-extending ninth week at No. 1, while J. Cole soars in at No. 2, powered by...
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