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Hole Drop Out Of Class Action Lawsuit Against Universal Over Warehouse Fire

Hole has dropped out of a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group after accepting that their masters were not affected by the 2008 fire…
Claudia Rosenbaum / Billboard | August 19, 2019 - 9:16 pm

Michael Jackson Accuser Addresses MTV’s Choice To Keep MJ’s Name On Video Vanguard Award

Back in March, HBO premiered Leaving Neverland, which featured Wade Robson and James Safechuck detailing the alleged sexual abuse they say they endured at the…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | August 13, 2019 - 7:11 pm

Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” Becomes Longest Single To Chart On The Hot 100

Songs are noticeably succinct in 2019, with, for instance, 19-week Billboard Hot 100 leader "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X the shortest #1 hit…
Gary Trust / Billboard | August 13, 2019 - 11:14 am

Capitol Hill Panelist Uses Puppets To Explain Music Modernization Act

The Music Modernization Act signed into law last October, meant to ensure that songwriters, artists and producers are paid fairly for music licensing, is a…
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | July 30, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Jury Finds Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Copied Christian Rap Song

A jury has found Katy Perry liable for copying the underlying beat of Marcus Gray’s 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise" for her hit single…
Chris Eggertsen / Billboard | July 29, 2019 - 8:48 pm

European Court Rules In Favor Of Kraftwerk In 20-Year Copyright Dispute

A nearly 20-year legal battle over the unauthorized sampling of a Kraftwerk song appears to finally be near an end after the European Court of…
Richard Smirke / Billboard | July 29, 2019 - 4:16 pm

A$AP Rocky Fan Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up Swedish Embassy

A woman upset over A$AP Rocky's detention in Sweden has been arrested after causing a scene inside the Swedish embassy in Washington, DC and allegedly…
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | July 27, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Watch The First Trailer For Lifetime’s Patsy Cline And Loretta Lynn Biopic

The touching story behind the real-life friendship of country icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is revealed in the first trailer for the upcoming Lifetime…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | July 27, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Woodstock 50 Releases All Artists From Contracts After Relocating To Maryland

Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts, Billboard has learned.
Dave Brooks / Billboard | July 26, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Belly Sues Coachella Over 2018 Attack

Grammy-nominated rapper/songwriter Belly (aka Ahmad Balshe) has filed suit against Coachella Music Festival, festival organizer Goldenvoice and security company IPS for injuries he suffered during…
Chris Eggertsen / Billboard | July 25, 2019 - 10:56 pm

Meek Mill’s 2008 Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

A Pennsylvania appeals court has thrown out rapper Meek Mill’s decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case. The unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday…
Associated Press, Carl Lamarre / Billboard | July 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Tay-K Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For Murder

Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a 2016 Texas home invasion,…
Michael Saponara / Billboard | July 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm

New York Officials Cancel Ozy Fest Due To Heat Emergency

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that this weekend's music, politics, and food festival Ozy Fest in Central Park has been cancelled…
Taylor Mims / Billboard | July 19, 2019 - 5:06 pm

Secretly Recorded Phone Call Offers Window Into How Live Nation Helped Metallica And Other Artists Place Tickets Directly On Resale Market

In February 2017, days before Metallica announced its WorldWired North American stadium tour, Live Nation president of US concerts Bob Roux spoke by phone with…
Dave Brooks & Hannah Karp / Billboard | July 19, 2019 - 12:06 pm

André 3000 Joins Cast Of AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere

We finally have an explanation for the viral videos popping up of André 3000 casually strolling around the streets of Philadelphia playing the double flute.
Michael Saponara / Billboard | July 18, 2019 - 9:07 pm

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