VIDEO: How Gospel Singer Jessica Reedy Battled Depression

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Former BET's Sunday Best runner up and gospel singer Jessica Reedy is dominating the music industry. First, Reedy debuted at #1 on Billboard's Gospel Album charts with her record The Heart. Now the musician is climbing the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her latest album, Transparent. While it may seem … [Read more...]

Listen to Five Songs from Idris Elba’s Nelson Mandela Tribute Album ‘mi Mandela’

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By Colin Stutz, Billboard The album was inspired by the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" shoot and pays tribute to the revolutionary and his late father British actor Idris Elba — best known for his roles in Pacific Rim, Luther, The Wire and last year's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — also … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Why, Taylor Swift’s Songs Removed From Spotify

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By Andrew Flanagan, Billboard Big Machine's sale talks are behind the move, a source tells Billboard Two days before Taylor Swift is predicted to shatter this year's first-week sales record, Big Machine Label Group has pulled the star's catalog from streaming service Spotify, prompting the … [Read more...]