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Hampton Social, Green Pheasant and Liberty Common: What to expect - Nashville Business Journal

By Eleanor Kennedy <br>– Senior Reporter, Nashville Business Journal<p>Jul 20, 2018, 1:18pm CDT<p>Michael Hayes is still on the hunt for a cafe.<p>Once he finds …

Nashville

WATCH: ESPN's new CFB anthem for 2018

ESPN welcomes the return of college football with an unrivaled slate of games and the chart-topping music from Interscope Records. As announced on …

College Football

K-Pop Labels Behind BTS, TWICE, EXO And BLACKPINK Team Up To Create Korean Version Of Vevo

Seven of South Korea’s most prominent entertainment agencies announced on Thursday, July 19, that they have created a joint venture to that will lead the international distribution and management of their artist’s music videos.<p>All of the country’s “Big 3″ labels – SM Entertainment, JYP …

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How Billboard's 2018 Money Makers Were Determined

The music industry is growing again, and so are the incomes of its top artists. ’s annual Money Makers report -- which ranks the earnings of the top …

Music

Cindy Oliver Q&A: Getting to Know the Woman in Charge of Doling Out the Dough to Universal Music Artists

UMG's head of royalties knows "artists expect more" in the streaming era. Hear she talks about her team's efforts to get people paid... faster.<p>As far …

Music

My, My, How Can I Resist You? 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Creator Judy Craymer on Rekindling the ABBA Magic

dances its way into theaters today, the culmination of a ten-year journey since the first film, , first ignited the box office and music chart in …

Music

Four Men Indicted in XXXTentacion’s Murder

A grand jury in Broward County, Fla., indicted four men in the fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion on Thursday, according to News 10 in Miami. The …

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After A Two-Year Absence, Iggy Azalea Returns To The Hot 100

Once one of the Billboard charts’ familiar hitmakers, Iggy Azalea has returned to the Hot 100 again.<p>Four years after claiming the coveted Song Of The Summer title from Billboard, and two years since her last Hot 100 chart appearance, the rapper returns to the all-genre singles chart this week at …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Food Biz: Shoney’s to nix plastic straws

Nashville-headquartered restaurant chain Shoney’s has announced plans to phase out plastic straws at its company-owned stores by 2020.<p>In a release, …

Nashville

Universal Music Group Launches Nigeria Division

Universal Music Group is gearing up to extend its reach into Western Africa. The music label powerhouse is reportedly launching a new division in …

Music

Meet Sidney Gish, the 20-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Opening for Mitski

Twenty-year-old singer-songwriter Sidney Gish began her semester-long A&R internship at Island Records the same week that her music first appeared on …

Music

David Massey Shares His Plans For Relaunching Arista Records and Returning to Sony: Exclusive

<b>David Massey</b>, the newly named president/CEO of the rejuvenated Arista Records, declares returning to Sony Music Entertainment feels like “coming …

Music

The world’s biggest music company is setting its sights on Africa

After nearly two decades of decline and existential threat, the global music business is growing.<p>Sales were up by 8.1%, reaching $17.3 billion last year, according to industry trade body, IFPI. And while the formal, established business was going through its worst years worldwide, the African …

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'November Rain' Is The Oldest Song With A Billion YouTube Views – What's That Mean?

Earlier this week, Guns N' Roses' video for "November Rain" hit a curious milestone: Released in 1992, it's the oldest video ever to be streamed a billion times on YouTube.<p>That accomplishment speaks to many phenomena at once: Guns N' Roses' considerable staying power, the ambition of a song and …

Music

Universal Music Group to Open Nigeria Division

Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) will launch a new division in Nigeria as part of efforts by the world's largest music label to expand into …

Africa

Dance beyond the "Bones"! Equinox release remix EP with six banging tracks

They’re the international supergroup that pulls in members from Bulgaria to the United States — and they’ve promised that they’ll keep producing …

Eurovision Song Contest

Ari Lennox Releases Sweet and Somber New Single “Whipped Cream”

<i>Photo Credit: Universal Music Group</i>The Dreamville singer returns with her first single of 2018.Songstress <b>Ari Lennox</b> has returned with “Whipped …

Music

Drake Is Done With Birdman & Cash Money After 'Scorpion' Album

23 minutes ago<p><b>Drake</b> Might Really Fly Away From Birdman’s Cash Money, Sign New Universal Music Group Deal<p>Now that Drake has delivered a highly …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Streaming Exclusively On Amazon Prime Video From Today

The Beatles’ legendary <i>Yellow Submarine</i> animated movie — which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — is <b>now available to stream exclusively on</b> …

Music

Major Labels Are Upset That They Aren't Getting More Songs Onto Spotify Playlists

Deutsche Bank’s analysts recently reported that the top three record labels are not happy that Spotify doesn’t include enough of their songs in its …

Playlist

37 Summer Jams That We've Been Blessed With in 2018

Everyone who's anyone knows you need good music to have a truly blessed Summer. And now that the season has <i>officially</i> started, we've already got more 2018 bops than we can handle. Selena Gomez's new song from the <b>13 Reasons Why</b> soundtrack? Check. Ariana Grande's latest single, "No Tears Left to …

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Ernst & Young (EY) moves Nashville office to 222 tower, names Doug Rohleder new managing partner - Nashville Business Journal

By Adam Sichko <br>– Senior Reporter, Nashville Business Journal<p>Jul 13, 2018, 2:53pm CDT<p>One of the world's "Big Four" accounting firms is moving its …

Nashville

New York calling! Netta Barzilai set to perform on NBC’s ‘Today’ show…after defending ‘Toy’ songwriter Doron Medalie

Orfa Haza had the honour in 1983View Post<i></i>The post New York calling! Netta Barzilai set to perform on NBC’s ‘Today’ show…after defending ‘Toy’ …

Eurovision Song Contest

LAMC: Brands, Film & TV Increasingly Looking Beyond Mainstream Latin Artists

The continued crossover of Latino artists and a worldwide interest in sounds of the Latin diaspora are providing great opportunities for independent …

Music

Drake Might Drop New Album Straight After Signing Rumored Record Deal

After hinting on <i>Scorpion</i> track “Is There More” that his time with label Young Money/Cash Money is about to end — “As soon as this album drop I’m out …

New Albums

Music Bull Market?, Seymour Stein's Wild Ride, Ariana Grande, Touring Economics, Joy of... @MusicREDEF

quote of the day<p>['Sorry to Bother You'] is just an extension of what I have always been doing, even form-wise. You think about the songs that we have …

Music

Judge Lets Lawsuit Against Cash Money and UMG Over Drake Album Profits Move Forward

Back in January 2017, a label called Aspire Music Group filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records. The label claims that they signed Drake to a …

Bands

Drake has new album set for next record deal

Despite recently releasing a 26-track record ‘Scorpion’ through Young Money/Cash Money – which is distributed through Universal Music Group’s …

Lifestyle (South Africa)

Universal Music Group Expands Presence, Operations in Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced that it’s expanding its presence and operations in French-speaking Africa. Efforts in the western Africa …

Africa

The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.<p>Here's our round up of the best tracks and music …

Music