New Billboard Charts Rules: No Merch, Tickets Bundles

Billboard is changing its chart rules to no longer count music and merchandise bundled with concert tickets. The trade will also no longer let sales of physical albums or singles. Continue reading

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Deep Staff Cuts Begin At Billboard, Vibe, Hollywood Reporter

Layoffs began on Tuesday at Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, and Vibe in an effort by owner Valence Media to dramatically reduce costs. The cuts will total “$9-$10 million of personnel and. Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Scores First-Ever Billboard #1 With A 17 Minute Song

Bob Dylan has scored his first-ever #1 on the Billboard charts with a 17-minute song about the assassination of JFK. “Murder Most Foul,” released March 27th, chronicles the 1963 assassination of President. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Billboard Buys Nielsen Music • YouTube Music Personalization • Spotify Touts ‘High Quality’ • More

WEDNESDAY 12.18.2019 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Billboard Adds YouTube, Video Plays To Album Charts

Billboard will now count video plays from YouTube, Apple, Vevo, and Tidal when calculating its Billboard 200 album chart. Video views, which will be added starting January 3rd, will become. Continue reading

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Rolling Stone To Launch Billboard Competitor ‘RS Pro’

[UPDATED] Rolling Stone Magazine is readying the launch of a music industry news and analytics site that will be a direct competitor to Billboard. Dubbed “RS Pro,” the site will. Continue reading

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Billboard CEO Amato Paid $18 Million To Exit [RERORT]

Yesterday we reported that allegations of sexual misconduct, a pattern of burying similar allegations against others and possible financial improprieties had allegedly forced the exit of Billboard, Spin and Hollywood Reporter CEO. Continue reading

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Billboard, Hollywood Reporter CEO Exits Amid Investigation

The CEO of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, John Amato has stepped down. His departure comes amid both an investigation into his conduct and a reorganization at the media group,. Continue reading

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BTS Is First K-pop Band To Top Billboard Hot 200

South Korean boy band BTS has become the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 chart following the release of their new album, Love Yourself: Tear. 

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100% Indie Artist Shares How He Got 2 Billion Streams [VIDEO]

Paul Cardell is a poster boy for the modern music industry. This truly independent artist – he owns all of his own publishing and masters – is a three time. Continue reading

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