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  • Friday is now the global release day for new music

    Friday is now the global release day for new music
    Gone are the days of going to the record store on a Tuesday to pick up a new album. The record industry just adopted Friday as the new global release day for music. While the shift to Friday has long been discussed, the International Federation of the...
  • Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014

    Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014
    It's hard to imagine many people who've had as productive a year as Pharrell Williams, the singer, producer, actor, designer and trendsetting fashion plate who could take home multiple awards at Sunday's Grammys, where he is nominated in six categories....
  • Garth Brooks again surpasses Elvis as U.S. solo sales champ

    Garth Brooks again surpasses Elvis as U.S. solo sales champ
    Garth Brooks has¬†once again pushed past Elvis Presley to take back the title of solo artist who has sold more albums than any other in U.S. history, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America. Brooks’ comeback album “Man Against...
  • Harrisburg Outdoor show features country music

    Harrisburg Outdoor show features country music
    For some reason, country music and the outdoors go hand-in-hand. The National Rifle Association announced last week that country star Lee Brice and Thompson Square will perform at the 2015 Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in...
  • Garth Brooks makes 'Today' show history -- on Elvis' birthday

    Garth Brooks is once again doing what Garth Brooks does — making history, and this time he’s done it on Elvis Presley’s birthday. Brooks’ becomes the first guest in the 62-year history of NBC’s “Today” show to...
  • 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...
  • Prince Makes Peace With Warner Music, Sets New Album and Reissues

    Adding an amiable epilogue to one of the most public contract disputes in the history of the music business, Prince and Warner Bros. Records have come to terms on a global licensing partnership. The wide-ranging deal grants the singer ownership of his...
  • Major Record Labels Sue Megaupload for Massive Copyright Infringement

    Major record labels Warner Music, UMG, Sony and Capitol Records on Thursday followed Hollywood studios in filing a copyright infringement suit against Megaupload, accusing the site of fostering and even promoting access to pirated music. In the suit,...