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Past articles by Colin:

Irving & Shelli Azoff Honored by Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor & More at Wallis Annenberg Event

After years of pandemic postponements, Irving and Shelli Azoff were feted by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, with a gala of their family, friends and supporters. → Read More

FN Meka Exec Leaves Project, Says ‘There Are Many Lessons to Be Learned’ From Backlash

Music executive Anthony Martini has left the team behind virtual rapper FN Meka, following claims it perpetuated racist stereotypes. → Read More

Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Released From Prison to Halfway House

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was released from prison on Wednesday (March 18) and is now living in a halfway house in New York. → Read More

With ‘Donda 2’ Stem Player Release, Kanye West Skips Streamers — And the Charts

The album and the $200 devices that play it fail to meet Billboard’s chart eligibility requirements. → Read More

Olivia Rodrigo Signs With New Management

The 18-year-old star is now repped by Lighthouse Management + Media’s Aleen Keshishian and Zack Morgenroth. → Read More

Here’s What It Costs Neil Young and Joni Mitchell to Leave Spotify

The artists are each giving up more than 10% of their annual revenue to take a stand against COVID-19 misinformation, Billboard estimates. → Read More

Olivia Rodrigo Splits With Manager

The 18-year-old star parted with Camp Far West Management founder Kristen Smith earlier this month, sources say. → Read More

Ye Planning Russia Trip to Meet Putin and Perform Sunday Service, Says Advisor

He also intends to grow his business in the country with billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, sometimes known as the Trump of Russia, and Agalarov’s musician son, EMIN. → Read More

Dead & Company Offering Refunds for Mexico Shows Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Refund requests for the Playing in the Sand concerts in January must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Friday. → Read More

Megan Thee Stallion & Young Thug’s Label 300 Entertainment Close to WMG Sale

300 Entertainment, the record label of Megan Thee Stallion and Young Thug, is close to finalizing a deal worth around $400 million to sell to Warner Music Group, sources tell Billboard. The acquisition, which sources stress is not yet finalized, would also give 300 co-founder and CEO Kevin Liles a senior role at Warner. A […] → Read More

BMG Acquires Mötley Crüe’s Recordings Catalog

BMG has acquired Mötley Crüe‘s entire recorded music catalog in a deal that marks the company’s largest single-artist deal since its founding in 2008, the company announced Tuesday (Nov. 30). The deal covers the heavy metal icons’ nine studio albums, starting with the 1981 debut Too Fast for Love to the latest release, 2008’s Saints of […] → Read More

Travis Scott Attorney Calls for an End to 'Finger-Pointing' in Astroworld Deaths

Travis Scott's lawyer is pointing out inconsistencies in the Houston police chief's statements around the deaths at Astroworld, while calling for an end to "finger-pointing." → Read More

Bad Wolves Settle Lawsuits With Former Singer Tommy Vext

Bad Wolves, its manager Allen Kovac and the label he founded, Better Noise Music, have settled their lawsuits with the metal band's former singer, Tommy Vext. → Read More

BTS to Leave Columbia Records for Universal Music

BTS is ending its distribution deal with Sony Music's Columbia Records and is headed to Universal Music Group, according to sources familiar with the situation. → Read More

The Kid LAROI Leaves Scooter Braun, Moves to Adam Leber for Management

The Kid LAROI has amicably parted ways with his management at Scooter Braun's SB Projects and is now being repped by Adam Leber at Rebel Management. → Read More

R. Kelly Was Told Aaliyah Was Pregnant Before They Married, Tour Manager Testifies

Demetrius Smith, R. Kelly's former tour manager, testified during the singer's trial on Aug. 20 that Kelly had impregnated the singer Aaliyah when she was a minor. → Read More

Tencent Music Reports Strong Quarter Before Regulator Crackdown

While Chinese regulators were placing strict control upon the country’s tech sector, local music streaming giant Tencent Music improved revenue and subscriber numbers. → Read More

Republic's Monte & Avery Lipman Deliver Graduation Speech at High School Alma Mater

Republic Records co-founders and label heads Monte and Avery Lipman delivered a commencement address to their alma matter high school in Montclair, New Jersey. → Read More

Red Hot Chili Peppers Selling Song Catalog

Hipgnosis has won yet another big music publishing acquisition, pocketing the Red Hot Chili Peppers song catalog in a deal ranging from $140 million to $150 million, according to sources. → Read More

Why Florence Welch's 'The Great Gatsby' Musical Has Great Timing

The timing for Florence Welch's upcoming musical based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' perfectly aligns with the classic novel hitting the public domain. → Read More