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The Top Five Reasons Indies Are Mad at YouTube

Last week, Billboard obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service. Here’s a breakdown of the five things that are really upsetting your favorite indie label. 1. YouTube is offering lower rates …
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George Strait First Country Artist to Receive Billboard’s Legend of Live Award

George Strait has always pushed the envelope in his illustrious 30-plus year career and as he prepares to embark on the final leg of his record-breaking U.S. tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, and celebrates his 60th No. 1 single, …
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How Trey Songz’s Fan Club App Earns More Than $50K a Month

On a sleepy Monday afternoon, a music fan who goes by the handle “sexycharizma37” shelled out somewhere between $12.50 and $25 to be an “Instant VIP” in an online fan club for Trey Songz, the R&B singer who’s had a host of No. 1s on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop charts with songs like “I Invented Sex” and “Heart Attack.” Sexycharizma37 isn’t alone. More than 45,300 people have downloaded Songz’ app for tablets and smartphones since it launched…
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Chevrolet and Billboard Announce Justin Bieber As Winner of First-Ever Milestone Award

Billboard and Chevrolet announced Justin Bieber as the winner of the first-ever Milestone Award, presented at the star-studded 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The new fan-voted, editorial …
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Lady Antebellum Returns to #1 on Billboard Top 200 for 3rd Time

The seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum scores their third consecutive debut this week atop Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Chart with their fourth studio album GOLDEN, which sold more than 167,000 copies in its first week. “It’s been so fun …
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Chevrolet and Billboard Team Up To Present First-Ever Milestone Award At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Billboard and Chevrolet are teaming up to celebrate the ingenuity of this year’s hitmakers with the new Milestone Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 19. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online and enter …
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Kacey Musgraves Is No. 1 On Billboard Country Chart

Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park on March 19 and this week it sits at the No. 1 position on the Billboard Country Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart …
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SteelDrivers Enter Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart #1

The three time Grammy nominated bluegrass-meets-soul band, The SteelDrivers’ brand new Rounder Records release “Hammer Down” has entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at #1. The band  celebrated the new cd last week with an SRO performance at the band’s musical home, …
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Gary Allan’s Set You Free Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard’s Country Albums Chart

MCA Nashville recording artist, Gary Allan returned to the top of the charts today with the release of his ninth studio album Set You Free. Selling 106,109 albums in its debut week, Set You Free currently sits in the No. …
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Ice Nine Kills’ Latest ‘The Predator’ Debuts At #9 On Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart

Ice Nine Kills’ latest EP The Predator reached #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and #38 on the Independent label chart with first week sales of 1,476 copies. The Predator EP was only available digitally and through their MerchNow store, and …
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Billboard’s “615 Top 10 Artists to Watch for 2013” Scarletta Goes Gaga for Jake Owen

With the recent birth of Jake Owen’s baby girl Olive, feisty new trio Scarletta wanted to send a personal gift of song to Jake. “Jake always seems to have such a great time with his fans and tour mates, especially …
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Florida Georgia Line Earns 2012’s Highest Country Debut Album Sales With Nearly 63,000 Copies In The First Week

Florida Georgia Line has been heating up
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Lady Antebellum Wins Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award”

Although winter storms and airport closures kept the group from traveling to New York City to accept in person last night, GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received Billboard’s “Breakthrough Award” at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for their headlining …
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Little Big Town’s Tornado Remains At #1 On Billboard’s Country Albums Chart For 3rd Week

Capitol Records Nashville’s super-group Little Big Town tops the Bill
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Mumford & Sons Top Billboard Charts With Babel

The Americana Music Association congratulates its 2011 Americana Emerging Artist Mumford & Sons on its No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Babel, this week. Recent releases Tempest, by the first ever Best Contemporary Folk/Americana GRAMMY® winner (2007) Bob Dylan, and …
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Taylor Swift Spends 2nd Consecutive Week At #1 On Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the lead single from 6-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift’s forthcoming album, Red, this week spends its second consecutive week at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 all-format singles chart, which factors in both sales …
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Dustin Lynch’s Debut CD Is #1 Country Album in the U.S.

Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch saw a lifelong dream come true today as his self-titled, debut album became the #1 Country album in the nation. Not only did the “overnight success” story claim the #1 spot on the chart, …
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Gloriana Debuts At #2 On Billboard Country Chart With new Album A Thousand Miles Left Behind

Country music trio Gloriana’s second studio album A Thousand Miles Left
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Dwight Yoakam and CAA’s Rob Light To Perticipate At Third Annual Billboard Country Music Summit

Billboard, the world’s premier music brand, today announced that Grammy
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digitalmusic.org, Billboard, and TAG Strategic Target TV Music Discovery in New White Paper

digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of music business association NARM’s
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