Goodbye, Net Neutrality? What This Could Mean For the Music Industry

If the FCC rolls back net neutrality rules, expect indie artists, labels, and publishers to feel the pain. Just two years in, is net neutrality about to go away? According to multiple reports, the FCC will unveil plans to eliminate Obama-era rules on net neutrality later this week. Under current guidelines, broadband companies like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T must treat […]

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If Music Gives You Goosebumps, There's Something Special About Your Brain

It’s one those special sensations we couldn’t quite explain — until now. I’ll never forget the moment I first felt a shiver down my spine while listening to music.  My skin burst into goosebumps, as if the temperature had suddenly dropped 35 degrees. But the room temperature was steady. I think I was 13 years old, plunging into classical geekdom headfirst.  […]

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Will Natti Natasha's 'Criminal' Overtake 'Despacito' on YouTube?

Natti Natasha’s ‘Criminal’ beat out Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ to become the most-watched video on YouTube this week.  Yet, will the popular Latin single eventually become the most-viewed video all time? Several months ago, and after nearly five years, a single music video dethroned Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ on YouTube.  Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ featuring Charlie Puth, a tribute to the […]

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Offset Reveals He's Been Secretly Supporting a THIRD Child

When Offset proposed to Cardi B in October, hip-hop celebrated with them. The video Offset popping the big question, posted by Cardi the day after, was retweeted and liked thousands times. Captioned “Offset proposed,” the video shows the couple at Power 99 radio’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. The public saw Cardi and Offset loving each other, celebrating their up coming […]

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and Speak Now (November 2010). Swift’s […]

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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Whitney Houston's 'Exhale' Topped the Hot 100

The song became the late legend’s last No. 1. Plus, remembering feats by Oli Newton-John, Nirvana & Taylor Swift. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history. Nov. 20, 2010Nelly notched his fifth, and most recent, Pop Songs No. 1, “Just a Dream.” His first four leaders: “Hot in Herre” (2002); “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly […]

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Imagine Dragons 'Thunder' Rolls to No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

The band leads the list for a second time, following “Demons” in 2013. Imagine Dragons earn their second No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Thunder” rises 3-1 on the tally dated Dec. 2. The band previously topped the chart dated Dec. 14, 2013, with “Demons.” The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 (and just celebrated […]

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Taylor Swift Debuts on Pop Songs Chart With 'End Game' & Country Airplay With 'New Year's Day'

Swift scales Pop Songs with two songs, as “…Ready for It?” continues its rise, while landing her first Country Airplay entry since 2014. Taylor Swift adds a pair Billboard radio airplay chart hits from her new album, Reputation. The superstar charts a third entry on the Pop Songs tally (dated Dec. 2), as “End Game,” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, […]

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Australian Singer-Songwriter Alex Lahey Talks New LP, Urges Home Country to Pass Gay Marriage Bill: "It's Not That Big a F–king Deal'

Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey captured the attention indie rock veterans Tegan and Sara after performing at Australian festival Splendour In The Grass, who invited Lahey for a brief stint on tour last year and released the acclaimed EP B-Grade University, which helped get her signed to American indie label Dead Oceans. In the span a year since then, Lahey released her debut […]

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