Irving Azoff Says That YouTube Lacks Licensing Rights to 20,000 Songs


By Eriq Gardner The industry heavyweight, representing Pharrell Williams and others, believes that YouTube hasn't made all necessary deals for its new subscription service and is prepared to take his clients off of the YouTube ecosystem Many works composed by popular musicians includingThe … [Read more...]

Watch: Trey Songz Performs “What’s Best For You” on ‘Queen Latifah’

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By ThisIsRnB -  On the heels of announcing the highly anticipated “Between The Sheets Tour” with Chris Brown, R&B heartthrob Trey Songz paid a visit to ‘The Queen Latifah Show' for a special performance and interview. Trey, who released his sixth album Trigga this past summer, … [Read more...]

Watch: Sisqo – ‘LIPS’ New Video

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By ThisIsRnB - If you didn't already know, Dru Hill frontman SisQo is making a comeback, as he prepares to release his third solo album Last Dragon, early next year. After trying to hit the clubs with the Waka Flocka-assisted “A-List,” the R&B veteran returned with the stellar ballad, “LIPS,” … [Read more...]

Watch: Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Jessie J Perform at ‘The Concert For Valor’


By Ni'Kesia - Last night marked a tremendous night for stars and veterans alike! Heading to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual “Concert For Valor” spectacle, fans, military professionals, stars, and everyone in between received a few performances of a lifetime. Aired on HBO, … [Read more...]

Hip-hop Loses a Legend: Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dies at 57


Henry Big Bank Hank Jackson of The Sugarhill Gang died Tuesday morning in New York City due to complications from cancer. Mashable confirmed his death with David Mallie, who manages Sugarhill Gang members Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright and Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien. The group is largely considered … [Read more...]

Judge Rejects Bid of Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams to Win ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit


By Eriq Gardner -  A California judge rules that Marvin Gaye's family has made a sufficient showing that elements of "Blurred Lines" may be substantially similar to "Got to Give It Up" In a ruling that could set up one of the biggest trials ever over alleged song theft, U.S. District Judge … [Read more...]

Nicki Minaj New Single ‘Bed of Lies’ At The ‘EMA’s [Video]


By David The Hip Hop force that is Nicki Minaj has unleashed the beast that is ‘Bed of Lies‘, doing so at the European Music Awards alongside its featured act Skylar Grey! Pulled from her new album ‘The PinkPrint’, the jam follows the launches of the single ‘Anaconda‘, ‘Pills N … [Read more...]

The Top 25 Music Schools of 2014

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By Tim Appelo This story first appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. From L.A. to Nashville to Seoul, the Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winners of tomorrow are practicing in these notable institutions 1. The Juilliard School NEW YORK Some students call it "Jailyard," … [Read more...]

New Music: Mary J. Blige – When You’re Gone


By ThisIsRnB Mary J. Blige continues to give listeners more from her upcoming new album The London Sessions. The R&B Queen returns with an emotional song titled “When You're Gone,” over a beautiful acoustic backdrop by Eg White (Adele). On the strong, contemporary ballad MJB opens up … [Read more...]

Lawsuit Reveals How Expensive It Is To Look Like Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey can't seem to catch a break these days. Her marriage to Nick Cannon fell apart as the public watched. She had some widely reported vocal hiccups during a tour stop in Japan. Now she's taking a hit in a lawsuit between a photographer and her record label, which reveals exactly how … [Read more...]