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Jeff Toig Out as Tidal CEO

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years. "As part of Tidal’s continued expansion this…
Marc Schneider, Billboard / May 26, 2017

Michael Jackson’s Estate Won’t Sanction New Lifetime or Netflix Movies

Michael Jackson's estate today released a statement saying it did not sanction two upcoming Michael Jackson projects, one by Lifetime TV and another for which…
Andy Gensler, Billboard / May 23, 2017

Chris Cornell’s Funeral Set for Friday in Los Angeles

Chris Cornell will be laid to rest in Los Angeles on Friday (May 26), according to the Associated Press. A private funeral service…

Billboard Hot 100 Fest Tickets Are Available Now

The 2017 lineup for the Billboard Hot 100 Fest has arrived. The two-day festival, which is set for August 19 and 20, will feature Major Lazer,…
Billboard / May 22, 2017

Major Lazer, Big Sean, Zedd, and More to Headline Billboard Hot 100 Fest

The 2017 lineup for the Billboard Hot 100 Fest has arrived. The two-day festival, which is set for August 19 and 20, will feature Major Lazer,…
Billboard / May 19, 2017

Jordan Peele Interviews Chance The Rapper

For their new music issue, Teen Vogue tapped two of 2017’s biggest stars: Chance The Rapper and Jordan Peele. Writer/director Peele smashed box offices with…

Epic Executives Accused of Covering Up L.A. Reid’s Alleged Misconduct

The harassment claim that preceded Antonio "L.A." Reid’s exit last week from the top job at Sony’s Epic Records alleges that other Epic executives knew…
Hannah Karp, Billboard / May 16, 2017

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, & Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” Becomes First Spanish-Language #1 Single Since “Macarena”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated 5/27), rising 3-1. Among highlights for the new leader,…
Gary Trust, Billboard / May 15, 2017

L.A. Reid’s Epic Records Exit Followed Allegations by Female Staffer

Antonio "L.A." Reid’s abrupt exit from the top job at Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records followed a claim by a female assistant alleging "unlawful harassment…
Hannah Karp, Billboard / May 15, 2017

California State Assemblymember Responds to Budget With Spotify Playlist

Randy Voepel represents California's 71st Assembly district and roped in Jamie Foxx, the Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber to help make his statement.
Colin Stutz / May 13, 2017

Lil B Apologizes to James Harden After Rockets’ Playoff Loss: “I’m Ready to Talk & End the Curse”

After suffering a grueling loss to the San Antonio Spurs late Thursday night (May 11), Houston Rockets star James Harden was thrashed by social media for…
Carl Lamarre, Billboard / May 12, 2017

C-Murder Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Million to Slain Teen’s Family

A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the one-time No Limit rapper known as C-Murder who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager…

Kelly Clarkson Joins The Voice, Squashing American Idol Rumors

Despite rumors swirling early this weekabout inaugural American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson being in talks to join that show's ABC revival, NBC announced Thursday (May…
Katie Atkinson, Billboard / May 11, 2017

Jay Z, Live Nation Sign New 10-Year, $200 Million Touring Deal

Jay Z and Live Nation are continuing their long-standing touring partnership with a new 10-year deal that will cover worldwide touring, with Live Nation as…
Dan Rys, Billboard / May 11, 2017

Universal Demands Cancellation of $30 Million Deal With Prince Estate

Universal Music Group has demanded that its $31 million deal with the Prince estate involving the late icon's recorded-music catalog be canceled and the money…
Dan Rys, Billboard / May 11, 2017

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