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Apple Delays Release of HomePod Smart Speaker: 'We Need a Little More Time'

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Saying it needs "a little more time" before it's ready, Apple has delayed the release of the tech giant's much-anticipated HomePod smart speaker until after the holidays.

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Spotify Acquires Cloud-Based Recording Studio Soundtrap

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Spotify has acquired online recording and production studio platform Soundtrap for an undisclosed sum.

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Trump Reacts to Al Franken Harassment Claim: 'Picture Is Really Bad'

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In a pair of tweets, President Donald Trump waded into the sexual-harassment scandal surrounding Sen. Al Franken on Thursday. The late night shows also had plenty to say about it.

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UK Music Calls for Government to Scrap Tax Hikes to Help Save Grassroots Venues

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A large number of British music venues will struggle to survive if a planned hike in business tax rates goes ahead, warns umbrella organization UK...

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Liz Phair Fulfills a Dream With Two-Book Deal at Random House

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Liz Phair will author two books with Random House, the first being a memoir called 'Horror Stories.'

Thursday, Nov 16

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Killer Mike Says When He's Finished Rapping, He's 'Gonna Run for School Board'

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Killer Mike, one half of Run The Jewels, has a retirement plan. The Atlanta rapper is a very active participant on Twitter, and on Thursday afternoon...

Radio Host Says Al Franken Kissed, Groped Her Without Consent

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Leeann Tweeden, a TV host and sports broadcaster, says Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent in 2006. The McIntyre...

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Liberty Media's John Malone Asks What DOJ Anti-Trust Division Is 'Smoking These Days'

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A head-scratching John Malone on Thursday questioned the anti-trust concerns of the Department of Justice in the Trump era as it considers the $85...

Nas Brings His Chicken & Waffles Food Chain to His Queens Hometown

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After establishing locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Los Angeles, Nas is bringing his wildly popular chicken and waffles food chain Sweet Chick to his hometown of Queens, New York.

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From Street to Cribwear: How Stylish Toddlers Like North West and Blue Ivy Helped Create a New Kidswear Standard

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Regardless of whether you have children, it’s hard to miss the fact that kidswear these days is nothing like what it was when you were one. Cloyingly...

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Viacom Reports Higher Quarterly Earnings, Flat U.S. Ad Revenue

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Viacom, led by CEO Bob Bakish, on Thursday reported higher fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and said it continues to work on turning around its business.

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AEG Live's Jay Marciano Says Block Booking Will Continue Until Company Reaches a Certain Comfort Level

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AEG Live’s Chairman and CEO Jay Marciano told an audience at the Billboard Touring Conference that the company is sticking with block booking the...

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Everytown for Gun Safety Tells Billboard Touring Conference the NRA Is Weaker Than It Appears

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The non-profit organization that advocates for gun control Everytown for Gun Safety wants to deflate the public’s idea that the National Rifle...

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Big K.R.I.T. & Terrace Martin Talk New Record 'Ready for the Next' for Fox's New Sports Documentary '89 Blocks': Exclusive

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As if a new 22-track album wasn’t enough, get ready for another shot of hard-edged, reality-saturated encouragement from rapper Big K.R.I.T....

Warner Music Inks Licensing Deal With Middle East Streaming Service Anghami

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Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a new direct licensing deal with Anghami, the largest streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa. With...

Irving Azoff Calls Report on Reason for MSG CEO's Departure 'Pure Fiction'

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After two days of industry head scratching following the sudden ousting of David "Doc" O'Connor as president and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Co., one tabloid-ready theory has emerged to explain it: Doc lost a "face-off" with Irving…

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Coolio Wants To Run For Vice President In 2020 on a Porn Star's Ticket

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Donald Trump has pretty much opened the door to nearly anyone with a mouth and access to social media to run for office. Rapper Coolio is apparently the latest media influencer to have interests in moving to the White House in 2020. In…

YouTube and Ticketmaster Partner to Sell Concert Tickets On Official Videos

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From the “value gap” in online music consumption to the continual interference of brokers in concert sales, both YouTube and Ticketmaster have upheld tenuous relationships with the artist community over the last several years.

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Late-Night Hosts Dissect Trump's Trip to Asia

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Donald Trump wrapped up his 12-day trip to Asia on Tuesday (Nov. 14) and late-night hosts across the dial were ready to offer their take on the...

Tuesday, Nov 14

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How Maroon 5's Social Video Success Came by Moving From Musical.ly to White-Label Solution Vivoom

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The history of music-focused messaging and social media startups is rocky at best. After amassing millions of users and venture capital dollars over...

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Sold 1.05M Copies in First Four Days in US, Now 2017's Top Selling Album

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' sold more a million copies in the U.S. in its first four days, according to Nielsen Music. It is Swift's fourth album to sell a million copies in a week and the first to do so since Adele's '25' in 2015.

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Joe Biden Says He Hopes Trump's Presidency Will Be the 'Single Exception in American History'

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Former vice president Joe Biden paid a visit to Stephen Colbert's Late Show on Monday (Nov. 13) to discuss the current state of affairs in the White House and, again, tackle Colbert's questioning on whether he'll ever run for president.

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Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Announces First U.S. Tour in Over 35 Years

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Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is about to light up the U.S. for the first time in more than three decades.

Monday, Nov 13

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Madison Square Garden CEO Exits Company

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David "Doc" O'Connor has abruptly quit the Madison Square Garden Co. after just two years as president and CEO of the company that owns the iconic namesake sports arena, along with the New York Knicks NBA team, New York Rangers NHL team…

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Ticketmaster Launches in Italy

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Grandi notizie: Live Nation-owned ticketing giant Ticketmaster has launched in Italy, its 29th market overall, with headquarters in Milan. The...

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Post Malone Rules Billboard Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Sam Smith Hits New High, Maroon 5 & SZA Reach Top 10

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Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, tallies a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 25).

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Florian Drücke Elected Chairman of German Music Industry Association

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At the annual meeting of the members of the German Music Industry Association (BVMI) in Berlin, Florian Drücke was unanimously elected new Chairman of the Board. Drücke succeeds Dieter Gorny, who did not resubmit his candidacy this year.

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How SMG Packed Its Football Stadiums With Help From U2, Coldplay and Guns N' Roses

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From its headquarters 15 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the global venue-management ­company SMG operates over 230 facilities in eight countries,...

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Dynamic Ticket Pricing Startup Broker Genius Raises $15 Million

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Broker Genius, a New York startup that helps secondary ticket sellers automate their pricing strategy, has secured a $15 million Series A round of...

Sunday, Nov 12

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Sam Smith's 'The Thrill of It All' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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Sam Smith scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as The Thrill of It All debuts atop the list.