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  • MPAA Reports Loss of $4.4 Million for 2013

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The MPAA reported a $4.4 million deficit in 2013, with a decline in revenue from membership dues, but a spokeswoman attributed the shortfall to accounting fluctuations. Nevertheless, the deficit was larger than the $1.7...
  • Streaming poses a dilemma for musicians, fans

    To stream or not to stream: That is the question. Back in July, when Taylor Swift was plotting the pop-music takeover that culminated in sales of almost 1.3 million copies of her album 1989 in its debut week, she wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street...
  • Taylor Swift's '1989' Easily Shakes Off Competition on U.S. Album Charts

    Taylor Swift's "1989" - the singer's third consecutive album to sell more than 1 million copies its opening week -- predictably dwarfed all comers in its record-breaking first week on sale. According to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Nov. 2,...
  • Record Labels Win Key Ruling Over Sirius XM's Airplay of Pre-1972 Songs

    A California state judge has ruled in favor of the record industry's suit to secure compensation for pre-1972 recordings from services like SiriusXM and Pandora. The ruling was isued Tuesday by Judge Mary Strobel, a year after a group of independent...
  • Cavs' Kyrie Irving buys Ohio home from Keyshia Cole, Daniel Gibson

    Cavs' Kyrie Irving buys Ohio home from Keyshia Cole, Daniel Gibson
    While news of LeBron James’ $17 million listing has been leading real estate headlines, new teammate and fellow all-star Kyrie Irving has made a move of his own, buying a Westlake, Ohio, home from former Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson and his...
  • LIZ SMITH, For release 09/11/14

    Will 'Exodus' lead people to the box office?... Barbra Streisand gets serious about Sirius... 119 David Bowie Songs!... Will Reese Witherspoon give us 'Fever?' "YOU ARE not a god. You are not even a man!" So said heavy-breathing Anne Baxter to heavily...
  • 'Allentown' helps Billy Joel get Library of Congress songwriting award

    Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it's referencing his song "Allentown" in bestowing the award. Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington...
  • Garth Brooks to Ireland: Let concerts go on, then fix the system

    Garth Brooks offered up what he called a simple solution to the controversy in Ireland over his five canceled concerts: “Open it up for five nights, let everybody have fun, then go to work on never letting it happen again.” Meanwhile, the...
  • Ariana Grande celebrates 21st birthday at Disney World

    Ariana Grande celebrates 21st birthday at Disney World
    Ariana Grande won't be able to have her first legal drink until Thursday, but the singer and actress celebrated her 21st birthday in style Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort.  The pop singer had a special 21st birthday celebration at Magic Kingdom...
  • Justice Department to Review Music Royalties Decrees

    The Department of Justice will conduct a review of the 73-year-old consent decrees that govern how music rights organizations set rates for licensing songs. ASCAP and BMI have been pushing the DOJ to revise -- or even abolish -- the consent decree, first...
  • If Apple's purchase of Beats heralds a new era in music, who wins?

    Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...