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Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over 'Bound 2' Sample

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:47pm
Kanye West has settled a 2013 lawsuit over a sample used in the Yeezus single "Bound 2." Kanye West Sued Over Sample in 'Bound 2' Ricky Spicer,...
Categories: Music Industry

Kanye West to Perform at Atlanta's Birthday Bash

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:34pm
Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert. WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday (May 27) that...
Categories: Music Industry

A$AP Rocky Explains Sexually Explicit Rita Ora Insult on New Album

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:00pm
If you listened to A$AP Rocky's recently dropped new album At.Long.Last.A$AP, you might have found yourself taken aback by a very...
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Hiatus Kaiyote Talk Jamming With Owls, Avoiding Madonna Features & 'Choose Your Weapon' Album

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:38pm
Melbourne's Hiatus Kaiyote blew minds right out of the gate with their 2013 debut Tawk Tomahawk, filled to the brim with (as they put...
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CMT Names SVP of Communications

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:33pm
Kurt Patat has been named Senior Vice President of Communications for CMT [...]
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Kendrick Lamar Performs on 'Ellen,' Talks Taylor Swift

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:20pm
Kendrick Lamar visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time on Wednesday (May 27), performing a song from his new album and talking about "Bad...
Categories: Music Industry

Weekly Register: Big Debuts By Brantley Gilbert, Kelsea Ballerini

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:16pm

Brantley Gilbert is in the top spot on the country album chart with the new Platinum Edition [...]

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Inside the Nashville Yoga Mecca Where LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley Are Finding Inner Peace

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:14pm
Top yoga destinations: New York, Los Angeles... and Nashville? “The scene has really exploded,” says Daphne Larkin, who founded Sanctuary for Yoga...
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Singer-Rapper Jidenna Talks Swank, Janelle Monae and Creating the Ultimate 'Guilt-Free Turn Up'

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:01pm
Hip-hop newcomer Jidenna and his debut solo single “Classic Man” have already begun summer-radio domination, and with good reason. The longtime...
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Why Getting Older Isn't Slowing Down Music's AARP Set

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:49pm
If years of thrashing and failed Rogaine attempts have you singing the blues, these alternative healing approaches might do the trick. Hair LossFor...
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Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:46pm

Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more

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Judge Certifies Class Action Against SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:43pm
A huge lawsuit against SiriusXM over its performance of pre-1972 sound recordings is officially no longer just about Flo & Eddie of The Turtles....
Categories: Music Industry

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit With Walmart Over Fatal Crash

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:27pm
Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Walmart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two...
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Score-Com, Film-Com Conferences In Nashville

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:22pm
Score-Com, a two-day symposium with composer and musical director Michael Bearden [...]
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Recalls When 'Free Bird' Took Flight at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:18pm
As the Fox Theatre in Atlanta marks 40 years since preservationists and Southern rockers helped save it from destruction, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist...
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How Atlanta's Fox Theatre Is Celebrating 40 Years Since Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Other Southern Rockers Saved It

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:14pm
 When Gregg Allman got the call to join more than a dozen acts in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert in late 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre,...
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What's Miley Cyrus' Weed of Choice?

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:13pm
Looking to go green (and, no, we don't mean recycle)? Ask for these strains at the local (legal) dispensary if you're in the mood to kick back...
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Jenny Lewis & Famous Friends Awesomely Bring Back 'Golden Girls,' 'Troop Beverly Hills' in 'She's Not Me' Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:07pm
Jenny Lewis kept promotion going for her 2014 album The Voyager on Wednesday (May 27) by rolling out a new music video for the easy-breezy cut "She's...
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Wolfgang's Vault Sued By 26 Music Companies

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:03pm
26 music publishing companies including Peermusic, ABKCO Music, Imagem and Screen Gems, filed a suit today in U.S District Court in New York against...
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Kendrick Lamar Scores First Hot 100 No. 1 Thanks to Taylor Swift

Billboard.com - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:00pm
Two months after Kendrick Lamar notched his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with To Pimp a Butterfly, the rapper has landed his first No. 1...
Categories: Music Industry