BEATS MUSIC LAUNCHES ON CUE
Beats Music, the music streaming company founded by record executive Jimmy Iovine and partially financed by billionaire Len Blavatnik, launched its subscription service late Monday night.
NEIL DIAMOND SIGNS WITH CAPITOL RECORDS (EXCLUSIVE)
Billboard has learned Capitol Music Group will announce it has signed legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to its Capitol Records label. The deal will mark the first time Diamond’s entire catalog has been under one label.
'FROZEN' - THE NO. 1 ALBUM THAT'S BEEN IGNORED BY RADIO
Despite how Walt Disney Records' "Frozen" soundtrack has been atop the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks -- and the movie is a blockbuster hit at the box office -- radio has essentially ignored the film's music. Its songs are no where to be found on Billboard's airplay charts, which monitor the most-played tunes on radio stations across the U.S.
ONE DIRECTION SINGER UNDER FIRE FOR 'DUCK DYNASTY' PRAISE
Liam Payne tweeted to Willie Robertson that he appreciated his "family values," then took to twitter many more times to criticize journalists he said were twisting his words in order to cause a controversy.
DAVID RENZER NAMED CHAIRMAN OF SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
David Renzer, former Univeral Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO, has been installed as chairman of Spirit Music Group, the indie publisher that owns the Pete Townshend, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marc Bolan catalogs, among other notable songwriter portfolios.
'LA VOZ MÉXICO' CONTESTANT MURDERED
Gibrán Martiz, a contestant on the recent third season of "La Voz México," was murdered over the weekend after being kidnapped from his home in Veracruz.
GRAMMYS: BEYONCE AND JAY Z TO PERFORM
After some speculation last week, Beyonce has been confirmed to be taking the Grammy Awards stage on Jan. 26, alongside hubby Jay Z.