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miley cyrus promotes inclusive 'party in the usa for everyone' at iheartradio festival: watch

miley cyrus didn't go down on a knee like a lot of other artists over the weekend, but during her headlining set on day 2 of the iheartradio festival in las vegas on saturday night (sept. 23) she debuted her new single "week without you" off of her upcoming album younger now (out sept. 29) and switched up one of her biggest hits, "party in the usa," to give it a more meaningful spin. cyrus took a minute and a half to address the crowd from her heart about the song's renewed focus. "alright, now i got one more song for you guys," cyrus began. "and i thought that it would be perfect for tonight, especially right after 'we can't stop' because you know what i won't stop doing? i won't stop fighting for justice for every sing...




this week in billboard chart history: in 1968, the beatles began their longest run at no. 1

your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of billboard chart history.sept. 25, 1982it was no trick: the steve miller band appeared at no. 1 on the billboard hot 100 with "abracadabra."sept. 26, 2015selena gomez scored her first no. 1 on the pop songs airplay chart, "good for you," featuring a$ap rocky. she'd also lead with her next two singles: "same old love" and "hands to myself."sept. 27, 2008she's still a rock star: p!nk notched her second billboard hot 100 no. 1 (of four so far), and first on her own, with "so what." she'd first reigned with christina aguilera, lil' kim and mya on "lady marmalade" in 2001.sept. 28, 1968the beatles began their longest billboard hot 1...




old dominion doubles down on its sonic identity in new 'happy endings'

buyers cruising the cd bins at target or the music section on amazon in search of old dominion’s happy endings aren’t likely to see the faces of guitarist-keyboardist trevor rosen or bass player geoff sprung.instead, they’ll be met by a series of carefully threaded images — handguns, the statue of liberty, an acoustic guitar and a couple roses. in an industry that carefully builds its acts’ personas with glossy photo shoots and attention to hair and makeup, old dominion turned to needle and thread to construct an album jacket with a patchwork-summation of its contents.“there’s no need to put a dumb picture of us on the album cover,” says lead singer matthew ramsey. “we always look at ourselves and think, ‘wow, we look lik...




ed sheeran and migos set to perform at mtv's 'trl' revamp premiere

mtv is a week away from debuting its hotly anticipated revamp of trl, and today they have unveiled the performers for its oct. 2 premiere: ed sheeran and migos.trl will air live, weekdays at 3:30 p.m. est from mtv’s newly expanded times square studio. the show will be hosted by internet sensation d.c. young fly and the “trl squad,” which includes tamara dhia, amy pham, erik zachary, lawrence jackson and content creators such as liza koshy and the dolan twins.[readmore7882100]wit...




masaharu fukuyama's 'seiiki' debuts at no. 1 on billboard japan hot 100

"seiiki" by masaharu fukuyama takes the no. 1 spot on the latest billboard japan hot 100 chart dated sept. 11 to 17, just barely coming out on top during a rare, relatively slow week in terms of overall physical sales.the heartthrob singer-songwriter and actor recently walked the red carpet in venice as the star of hirokazu kore-eda's the third murder. his latest single, currently being used as the theme song for the picaresque tv drama series kurokawa no techo, sold 57,982 copies in its first week and came in at no. 1 for physical sales, no. 2 for look-ups, no. 4 for radio airplay, and no. 15 for twitter mentions, garnering enough points to keep the long-lasting "uchiage hanabi" by daoko x kenshi yonezu at bay. meanwhile, "uchiage h...




'ryuichi sakamoto: coda' documentary trailer released: watch

ryuichi sakamoto: coda, a documentary that offers an in-depth look at the thought and processes behind the award-winning artist's creative output over the past five years, will hit selected japanese domestic theaters nov. 4.premiered to favorable reviews at this year's venice international film festival, the trailer for the highly anticipated documentary directed by stephen nomura schible has been released, featuring intimate clips of today's silver-haired ryuichi sakamoto interlaced with rare footage of his younger days as a member of yellow magic orchestra (ymo).sakamoto plays one of his best-known pieces, the theme of the movie merry christmas mr. lawrence, on a restored grand piano that suffered damage in the massive tsunami of 2011...




marvin sapp's new album ‘close’: interview about recording it

as gospel star marvin sapp begins the promotional push for close, his 11th solo album arriving this week (sept. 29), he already has another hit on his hands. currently no. 13 on hot gospel songs, the title track is poised to become the 22-time stellar award-winning singer/songwriter’s 10th top 10 on that chart. the song is also the chief inspiration behind sapp’s new album.“it was the first song i heard for my new album and the first song i recorded,” recalls sapp, who broke through in 2007 with the mega-hit “never would have made it” (which spent a record 46 weeks at no. 1 on hot gospel songs in 2007-2008). sapp was ministering at a high school in a small town outside of valdosta, georgia when a young man named solomon edwards ...




florian drücke named ceo of bvmi, german music industry group

florian drücke has been tapped to replacedieter gorny as chairman/ceo of the german music industry association (bvmi) in berlin. drücke, who has been managing director of the trade group since 2010, will also represent his nation's music interests on the main board of the international federation of the phonographic industry (ifpi), and will also take a position with germany’s collecting society for neighbouring rights (gvl).drücke said to billboard: "it is a great honor for me to have been assigned these additional duties by the board and to work towards achieving better underlying conditions in an increasingly global industry. i attach particular importance to ensuring that the association's activities reflect the needs of the indu...




luke bryan set as second 'american idol' judge

luke bryan is joining american idol.the country music star is poised to join abc's upcoming revival, taking a seat on the judges panel next to the previously announced katy perry. abc, fremantle and core media declined comment. an official announcement is expected to come soon.bryan was considered a logical choice back in july, when he was one of three said to be in the mix for the gig. lionel richie and charlie puth were also in consideration, with neither likely to become the third judge. that bryan would join american idol makes sense given abc's relationship with country music. the disney-owned network is the home to the country music awards, among others.auditions started in august in florida. ryan seacrest is locked in to retu...




midland blends eagles harmonies and haggard swagger to rekindle '80s new traditionalism

at the end of the first verse in midland’s new single, “make a little,” the music steps just a hair out of line. there’s a surprise chord, and the song coolly veers out of place before falling back in line.it’s a nice little bit of symbolism for an unexpected, but wholly welcome, development. the band takes just enough melodic sidesteps and infuses just enough odd rhymes and bent phrases to keep fans happily unsettled while listening to its debut album, on the rocks, released by big machine on sept. 22. the surprise sounds are a point of pride for midland, a trio from dripping springs, texas, that’s applying a little merle swagger to a genre that was — to many ears — getting too big-city for its small-town britches.“we’re...




facebook withdraws plan to create new stock class after investor lawsuit

mark zuckerberg said friday that facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy.zuckerberg had said in april 2016 that the plan for the new shares would let him fund his philanthropy goals while keeping control of facebook. but shareholders sued, arguing the move would give an unfair economic advantage to the company's founder.a class-action trial on the matter was due to start next week in delaware but was called off with zuckerberg's announcement. he had been slated to testify during the trial.the billionaire ceo said in a facebook post that be...




camila cabello talks about her time in fifth harmony in new video: "looking back, my time with fifth harmony was am| billboard

radio disney's most recent "next big thing" camila cabello is featured in a new video detailing her artistic development and it is premiering exclusively here on billboard. in the "journey" clip, the former fifth harmony member talks about her creative aspirations and her newfound love for writing: "my goals have kind of evolved," she says. "in the beginning i wanted to be a singer. i think as i got older i discovered singer-songwriters and that's what made me want to pick up a guitar and try songwriting. i just got the writin...




foo fighters cement top spot on australia's albums chart with 'concrete and gold'

foo fightershave cemented a seventh no. 1 on australia’s albums chart with concrete and gold (on roswell records/rca records through sony music entertainment australia), which bows at the summit this week. concrete and gold, the american rockers’ ninth album and the followup to sonic highways, which hit the top in november 2014, is gold-certified (35,000) after just one week on sale. it’s a safe bet to shift a whole lot more units in the months ahead. the foos return to these parts in early 2018 next for a six-city tour kicking off jan. 20 at perth’s nib stadium and visiting open-air venues in adelaide, brisbane, sydney and melbourne before wrapping up feb. 3 at auckland’s mt smart stadium.the strong opening for the foos’ late...




fans will soon be able to invest in royalties from eminem's catalog

royalty exchange has formed a new company and signed a letter of intent to buy at least a 15 percent slice of an income stream of royalties derived from eminem music, with plans to buy other musical assets and take the company public.today (sept. 25), the new company, royalty flow, is expected to file with the u.s. securities and exchange commission to raise between $11 million and $50 million via a regulation a+ crowdfunding effort. if it's successful in meeting its minimum funding target, it will then list with nasdaq, provided it meets the exchange’s qualifications.depending on how much money is raised, royalty flow will buy either 15 percent or 25 percent of an eminem income stream based on royalties paid to fbt productions, the ba...




'degrassi: the next generation' star sarah barrable-tishauer is a dj now

sarah barrable-tishauer, better known as liberty van zandt from the original degrassi: the next generation cast, is now a dj -- proving that drake isn't the only one capable of using the canadian television series as a musical launchpad. ok, she's not quite drake. but who is? barrable-tishauer played liberty from 2001 to 2009, which is the same timeframe drake was on the show as jimmy brooks. now, she is a dj on the side. she's a full-time account manager at a marketing agency, according to buzzfeed. in june, she posted a photo of herself as the valedictorian at her concordia university graduation (in 2012) and noted in the caption, "most people assume that being on degrassi is my proudest accomplishment, but on this day - 5 yea...




cody simpson announces 'zen' new band, the tide

cody simpson is finally following up his 2015 free lp with a new approach to music, along with an all-new band called the tide.the singer’s introduction sets the scene for the return of his musical inspiration. “a grand visitation of creative inspiration arose when i spent my summer in venice beach,” simpson explains according to vents magazine. “practicing guitar, surfing and writing poetry and songs in the streets of vibrant southern california, i was met with an intense surge of musical and literary energy.”simpson continues, equating his new musical venture to the ocean tide and to a form of enlightenment he reached while spending time on the beach. “i conceived of a concept, a project, a band. the tide. the tide, actin...




fischerspooner releases ‘have fun tonight’ remixes by wolfram and mr. a

it’s been a lifetime sincefischerspooner landed an eye-popping record deal and dropped the electroclash touchstone, #1. and it’s been an age – well, eight years to be fair -- since the new york  electro-pop act released an album, 2009's entertainment.that’s about to change with the upcoming release of sir, which is due to arrive sept...




neil young got inducted into the canadian songwriters hall of fame

neil young was inducted into the canadian songwriters hall of fame during a ceremony at toronto’s massey hall last night. “i’m terribly proud to be canadian,” young told the crowd after being introduced by randy bachman.“i know i’ve traveled a lot … but i’ve always been a canadian citizen. i’ve never been a citizen of anywhere...




'music and unity' concert: dave matthews invites charlottesville victim's mother onstage

dave matthews opened his concert for charlottesville with a powerful reminder of why the show was taking place. after walking onstage at the university of virginia's scott stadium playing "mercy" on his acoustic guitar, he brought out susan bro, the mother of heather heyer, the 32-year-old local woman killed while protesting white nationalists rallying in downtown charlottesville, va."i'm here in her place to sing with all of you in her place," bro said, thanking the crowd for opening their hearts to be part of heather's legacy and asking them to "turn our righteous anger into action and understanding.""by raising our voices against hatred, you make heather's death count … and her brief life mean even more," she shared, encour...




stevie wonder, dave matthews take a knee at charlottesville concert

closing out dave matthews’ concert for charlottesville,stevie wonderonce again took a knee for america.wonder had made the gesture -- a response to president donald trump's remarks this weekend regarding nfl players who kneel or sit in protest of the playing of the national anthem -- at the sixth annual global citizen festival on central park’s great lawn.after joining the dave matthews band onstage, wonder commended matthews for using his musical gifts to "spread the never-ending cry to love."wonder said it was an emotional night for him, adding "my mother cries in heaven for me.""she left me in a world where she believed i would be able to see. and i do," he explained. "but not in the way she imagined."what i have seen too m...