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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants <b>DREAM THEATER</b> recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's <b>"The Astonishing"</b> …

Heavy Metal

Today In Hip Hop History: Cypress Hill's 'Black Sunday' Album Turns 25 Years Old!

On this day in Hip Hop history, stoner trio Cypress Hill released their second and most popular album, <i>Black Sunday</i>. Selling 261,000 copies in its …

Music

Spotify's CEO Says He Regrets How The R. Kelly Move Was Handled

After weeks of controversy over Spotify’s decision to stop promoting music by R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, the streaming giant’s CEO, Daniel Ek, has …

R. Kelly

Rightscorp Prompted The RIAA to Sue Internet Provider

Two years ago, several major record labels filed a lawsuit against Internet provider Grande Communications.The labels argued that the ISP’s …

Bands

This Week In Techdirt History: June 8th - 14th

<b>Five Years Ago</b>This week in 2013, as dissection of the NSA leaks continued, we began to take a closer look at the secret FISA courts — which the DOJ …

Judiciary

Cardi B's Debut Album Goes RIAA Platinum

Mere months after its release, the debut album by Cardi B has officially reached a major sales milestone.<p>The Bronx rapper’s <i>Invasion Of Privacy</i> may have only dropped this past April, but it now boasts platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, signifying 1 million …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Officials celebrate 'Oklahoma!' as 1st certified gold album

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Music industry and Oklahoma officials are celebrating a benchmark linked to the film version of the famous musical bearing the state's name.<p>Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proclaimed a weeklong observance honoring the 60th anniversary of the "Oklahoma!" soundtrack reaching …

Oklahoma

Drake Makes History with #1 Album in the World

6 minutes ago<p>Official press release:<p><b>DRAKE’S SCORPION MAKES HISTORY</b><p><b>SMASHES FIRST-WEEK STREAMING RECORD WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS</b><p><b>#1 ALBUM IN THE WORLD</b><p>…

Music

Drake's "Scorpion" Sets New Record With One Billion Streams in 1st Week

<i>Source: Instagram</i><p>Drake just made history.<p><b>Drake</b>‘s fifth studio album, <i>Scorpion</i>, has passed the one billion mark in total streams, according to a press …

Music

Charlie Puth Drops Music Video for 'The Way I Am' - Watch Now

<b>Charlie Puth</b> has dropped the music video for his song <b>“The Way I Am”</b> and you can watch it here!<p>The song is the fifth single that the 26-year-old …

Music

Alabama

• Hit songs include "Love in the First Degree," "Mountain Music," "Dixieland Delight," and "Song of the South"<br>• Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame …

Country Music

Drake's Singles Are Ruling 2018, While Post Malone's New Album Is Already The Biggest Of The Year

With less than six months left to go before 2019 begins, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has unveiled its mid-year list of the most-certified songs and albums of 2018, and it obviously features some of the biggest names in the music industry today.<p>Drake’s “God’s Plan” is the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy' Certified Platinum

Cardi B has another reason to celebrate.<p>The rapper’s debut album <i>Invasion of Privacy</i> has officially been certified platinum by the Recording Industry …

Pop Music

Guess Who? Only 3 Country Artists Have Released Songs in 2018 That Have Been Certified Gold by the RIAA

The beginning of July means that 2018 is halfway over, which is the perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the noteworthy achievements from the …

Music

Drake on course to smash streaming records with 'Scorpion'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian rapper Drake, the world’s best-selling artist of 2016, looked on course to set records tumbling again on Friday with his soul-baring new album “Scorpion,” in which he reveals he is a father.<p>FILE PHOTO: 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., …

Los Angeles

Drake's 'Scorpion' Went Platinum on Its First Day

Drake’s new double-album <i>Scorpion</i> has gone platinum. According to records from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the 25-track …

Music

Drake's 'Scorpion' Goes Platinum

Drake can add another platinum plaque to his wall.<p>His 25-track double album <i>Scorpion</i> was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Best Buy Will No Longer Sell Physical CDs

As of July 1st, Best Buy officially ceased sales of physical CDs at all stores nationwide. The electronics retail giant will no longer offer compact …

Music

Hilary Rosen, partner and MD, SKDKnickerbocker

Hilary Rosen is a Washington staple, with a career that spans being chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, to the board …

Sexual Harassment

Drake Is The RIAA's Top Certified Singles Artist

The release of Drake's fifth studio album, <i>Scorpion,</i> was preceded by intense drama about his beef with Pusha-T. He chose not to continue the feud, but, with his album release, he <i>does</i> have a reason to celebrate.<p><i>The Fader</i> reports that, with the release of <i>Scorpion</i>, Drake has become the Recording …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Is the Real Kiki Drake Is Referring to on “In My Feelings”

Mystery solved.<p>Drake released his highly-anticipated fifth studio album <i>Scorpion</i> at the end of June, which has already gone platinum according to the RIAA. Consisting of 25 tracks, “A Side” seeing primarily hip hop tracks and “B Side” touching upon R&B and pop, Drake’s latest album sees the artist …

Music

Drake's 'Scorpion' Album Is Recording 10 Million Spotify Streams per Hour

Congratulations to the 6 God.<p>Already securing the record for most single-day album streams, Drake‘s latest <i>Scorpion</i> project is continuing to perform like no album has ever performed.<p>Shortly after its official release, Spotify announced the double-disc LP is averaging a staggering 10 million streams …

Music

Drake’s 'Scorpion' Album Went Platinum on Its Release Day

According to the RIAA.<p>Drake‘s latest album <i>Scorpion</i> didn’t only go platinum, but hit the coveted milestone on its release day. According to Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA), the project was certified platinum on June 29, meaning that it moved at least a million equivalent units in …

Music

Remix of BTS, Steve Aoki track to be released

Steve Aoki will soon be releasing a remix version of his collaboration track with BTS, “The Truth Untold”.The post Remix of BTS, Steve Aoki track to …

Music

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Set for Largest Debut of 2018

<i>Scorpion</i> is set for a record-breaking week.After surpassing 300 million worldwide streams within its first 24 hours, Drake’s double album is expected …

Apple Music

Drake's 'Scorpion' Is Earning 10 Million Spotify Streams Per Hour

Drake’s new album is putting up big numbers. And we mean <i>big</i>.<p>Less than 24 hours after <i>Scorpion</i> dropped, it was reported that the double-disc project …

Post Malone

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ on Its Way to Shattering Streaming Records

<b>UPDATED</b>: Sixteen hours after its release, Drake’s new 25-song double-album “Scorpion” is averaging 10 million streams per hour on Spotify, according …

Music

Best Buy will stop selling CD's on July 1st

In February, Best Buy announced it would stop selling CD's this summer. The day has finally come and CD's will no longer be available at the retailer …

Selling

Drake Has The Most Certified Digital Singles In History

1 week ago<p><b>Drake</b> just made history, again, by becoming RIAA's highest certified digital singles artist. The news was released via Chartdata, following …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Drake Is Now The RIAA's Top Certified Singles Artist Ever

With his highly anticipated new double album <i>Scorpion</i> having dropped overnight, Drake was assuredly already having a great day.<p>Now the Canadian pop-rap superstar has even more to celebrate as the Recording Industry Association of America announced dozens of fresh platinum and multi-platinum sales …

Rap & Hip-Hop