Monthly archives: February, 2015

Zedd, Selena Gomez Launch in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart’s Top 10

Zedd zooms into the top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with the Selena Gomez-assisted “I Want You to Know,” which launches at No. 9. The pop/EDM track sold 12,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music, after it was released at midnight on Monday, Feb. 23….

Brit Awards 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran Double Winners

Kanye West was the figure of fun at the 2015 Brit Awards, the U.K.’s major music industry ceremony held in London on Wednesday night….

Kanye West apologises to Beck and Bruno Mars, expresses his ‘right to be wrong’

Kanye West has apologised to Beck and Bruno Mars on Twitter following a revealing interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe….

Madonna Hacker Indicted in Israel

The Israeli arrested on suspicion of hacking into Madonna‘s computer and leaking unreleased music has been formally indicted….

Azealia Banks Announces Tour Dates

Azealia Banks is taking her show on the road this spring. The Harlem rapper has announced select tour dates….

Google, Michael Dell invest in a possible music future

Google Ventures’ new London arm is making its first investment by leading a $60 million Series C funding round for Kobalt, a music rights management services firm that could help the next Taylor Swift build wealth. “The music industry is going through dynamic changes all around the world, and Kobalt will be instrumental in shaping…

Music Industry Moves to Friday Global Album Release

The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Key groups representing music retailers, record companies and artists said that they would coordinate album releases to go out everywhere each Friday at one minute past midnight local…

Beyonce Fans Attack Kid Rock Online After Derogatory Comments

‘Beyhive’ descends upon Rock’s Instagram after ‘First Kiss’ singer says superstar “doesn’t really fucking do much for me” in Rolling Stone profile Kid Rock has incurred the wrath of Beyoncé fans following comments he made about the pop star during his Rolling Stone interview….

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Recording Album in India

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has been working on a record with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and several musicians in India, The Sunday Guardian reports (via Rabbit in My Headlights)….

Live Nation Releases 2014 Earnings: Losses Deepen as Revenue Ticks Up

Acquisitions and steady demand for live music pushed up Live Nation’s revenue, but the promotion and ticketing giant saw its bottom line fall in 2014. Live Nation’s net loss to shareholders more than doubled to $186.5 million from $82 million in 2013, as revenue grew 6 percent to $6.87 billion. In what CEO Michael Rapino…