• R&B Diva Jill Scott Doesn’t Settle for Less

    Anyone unfamiliar with Jill Scott’s earlier work might have been surprised last week at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles when the singer-songwriter-actress pulled out all the stops on “The Real Thing,” the title track from her third studio album released in 2007. The song, played at almost…

    Variety
  • Before Kanye West Accepts His Video Vanguard Award, Let's Look Back at His (Multiple) VMAs Meltdowns

    Kanye West is set to receive the MTV Video Music Awards' most coveted prize on Sunday, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, but his history of Moonman-related meltdowns is hard to ignore. In 2004, Kanye's first trip to the VMAs, the College Dropout rapper went home empty-handed. "I'll answer…

    ETonline
  • Ellie Goulding Is Ready to Move Beyond 'Being This Artist That People Sort Of, Kind Of Know'

    For Ellie Goulding's third album, planned for release later this year on Cherrytree/Interscope, she found a second home in super-producer Max Martin's Los Angeles compound-slash-studio where Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra once lived. "Even when I wasn't ­scheduled to be…

    Billboard
  • UK songwriter society sues SoundCloud over copyright: FT

    (Reuters) - Britain's largest music copyright collective PRS for Music has sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement, saying the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on a licensing deal, the Financial Times reported. The newspaper said PRS for Music, which represents about 100,000…

    Reuters
  • Meet the bandleader picked to set the soundtrack to Colbert's 'Late Show'

    Jazz musician Jon Batiste has found his groove. At just 28, he’s performed in more than 40 countries, had a No. 1 album on the jazz charts and will be sharing the stage as bandleader with the new “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert starting Sept. 8 on CBS. Growing up in Kenner, La., a suburb of New…

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  • Macklemore Stars in Very Own ‘West Side Story’ on New Song ‘Downtown’

    Who knew Macklemore was a fan of classic Broadway musicals? His latest video for the new song “Downtown” is basically an extended riff on “West Side Story." And if you were wondering if Mack is a Shark or a Jet, just take into account that he does call his fanbase the Shark Face Gang.

    Live Nation
  • Everything We Know About Justin Bieber's Comeback Album

    In Billboard’s new fall preview issue, we take a look at Justin Bieber’s highly anticipated new album. Here’s what we know about the Biebs’ first proper full-length since 2012’s Believe.

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    Thoia Thoing

    Music video by R. Kelly performing Thoia Thoing. (C) 2003 Zomba Recording LLC

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  • How Creamfields Started the Global Dance Festival Movement

    This weekend, starting at 10 a.m PT/ 2 p.m. ET Friday, Yahoo Live will live stream selected acts from all three days of the Creamfields festival in the U.K., featuring sets from many of the top EDM acts in the world, including Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and many more.

    Live Nation
  • Disturbed On Course for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    Rock band Disturbed is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Immortalized."

    Billboard
  • Fifth Harmony Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    The group powers to a new peak thanks to fervent fan support, the power of Taylor Swift and a new song.

    Billboard
  • The Business of Music: 4 Ideas Worth Noting

    Most people have probably spent at least a few days of their teen life wanting to break into the music business. I don't know about you, but I've probably dreamed about becoming the next Britney Spears during my teenage years. Image Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons, Redfishingboat (Mick O)It's a…

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  • How to Regain a Sense of Community for Music Fans

    There’s a fiction that we all want to be doing our own thing, burrowing down into holes of our own device, satiated with a world only we control. But the truth is we want to feel part of humanity — we want to belong — and the further we get away from the rest of... Read more »

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  • Walk The Moon To Perform 'Shut Up And Dance' On The VMAs Red Carpet

    One of the biggest songs of the year is set to kick off the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday. Walk the Moon will perform their hit single, "Shut Up and Dance," as well as their new song "Different Colors," on the red carpet this weekend, lead singer Nicholas Petricca confirmed to The…

    Huffington Post
  • Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Lisa Kudrow Join Taylor Swift Onstage for Final L.A. Show

    Swift performed "Smelly Cat," "Good for You" and "Mirrors" with her guests.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Is Subscription Streaming Making Fourth-Quarter Blockbuster Albums Obsolete?

    As consumers gradually move away from buying a particular album and toward paying $10 a month into the record business as a whole, industry observers and executives see less imperative behind an October street date.

    Billboard
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    Great Album Covers Featuring Man's Best Friend (11 photos)

    Rick Springfield is enjoying a bit of a comeback, and there are those who think it's all part of the good "karma" he's banked along the years by being kind to canines. Also... it's National Dog Day! So let us celebrate 13 great album covers, including two Springfield LPs, on which man's best friend…

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  • Iron Maiden: an album, a tour, a jet and a pilot

    With an album due out next week, British heavy metal band Iron Maiden has revealed massive world tour plans for 2016 -- as well as the jet that will take them there, and the man who will (once again) pilot it. "The Book of Souls" is the band's first studio album in five years and their longest yet…

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