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Past articles by Colin:

TikTok Now Has Short-Term Licensing Deals With the Major Labels

TikTok has struck short-term licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group, multiple sources tell Billboard. → Read More

Maren Morris & Thomas Rhett Lead 2020 ACM Awards Nominations: See Full List

Keith Urban will host the April 5 show. → Read More

Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles Rally

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be hosting a rally in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 1), and Public Enemy is set to perform. Comedian Sarah Silverman and beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will also take part in the event. The rally comes just two days before Super Tuesday (March 3), during which the greatest number of U.S. states (California included) will hold primary elections and… → Read More

Carlos Vives Confirmed to Speak at Billboard & Telemundo's Latinfest+

Carlos Vives has been confirmed as speaker for Billboard and Telemundo’s Latinfest+ taking place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, NV at The Venetian Hotel. Vives, who throughout his 25-year long career has spun global hits such as “La Gota Fría,” “Robarte un Beso” and “La Bicicleta,” will be a speaker in a panel titled “Viva Live with Carlos Vives.” The La Voz coach and Colombian music icon will… → Read More

Mon Laferte Deftly Marries Music and Politics at Festival During Chilean Unrest

It's tricky to marry music and politics, commercial success with social purpose, integrity with success. Particularly so when your country is in the throes of instability. Monday (Feb. 24) night, on Day 2 of Chile's Viña del Mar Music festival, Chilean superstar Mon Laferte managed to conjugate all that, in genuine and artful fashion. As the headliner of the Women’s Night at Viña (as the fest is… → Read More

Harry Styles Announces a Spooktacular Two-Night Halloween Treat For New York Fans

Harry is cooking up a two-night Harryween treat at Madison Square Garden. The "fancy dress party" will also feature masked country singer Orville Peck. → Read More

Meet the Grammy's Interim Chief Harvey Mason Jr. and Read His Letter to Recording Academy Members

Since Recording Academy CEO/president Deborah Dugan was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 16, Board of Trustees chair Harvey Mason Jr. has been leading the organization. → Read More

Billboard Parent Company Valence Media Acquires Nielsen Music

Billboard parent company Valence Media is acquiring the Nielsen Music insights and product suite that fuel its charts data, reuniting the brands after a decade-long separation. → Read More

Billboard Announces New Rules For Merchandise/Album Bundles

Billboard is changing the rules to its album charts, affecting the way sales will be counted on those tallies in respect to merchandise bundles. The new rules go into effect Jan. 3, 2020. → Read More

'Roxanne' Singer Arizona Zervas Signs With Columbia Records

Columbia Records has signed Arizona Zervas, the artist behind viral hit "Roxanne," Billboard has confirmed. → Read More

This Costume Designer Is Behind The Elaborate 'Masked Singer' Looks

Meet the costume designer behind the famous looks from 'The Masked Singer,' 'World of Dance' and Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty Tour 360. → Read More

Inside SuperM's Big Sales Week & How They Got a No. 1 US Album

A little over two months ago, the world didn’t even know about K-pop group SuperM. Yet this week the seven-piece band turned heads when it landed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with its first-ever LP, 'The 1st Mini Album,' driven almost entirely by album sales. → Read More

Fyre Fest Founder Billy McFarland's Attorney Removed From Bankruptcy Process

A New York judge granted Billy McFarland's request to withdraw his attorney from bankruptcy proceedings on Thursday, meaning the Fyre Fest founder will represent himself moving forward. → Read More

Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group Promotes Spring Aspers to President of Music

Spring Aspers has been promoted to president of music at Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Wednesday. → Read More

Nashville Producer's Home Studio Lawsuit Dismissed by Court, Plans to Appeal

Nashville-based producer and engineer Lij Shaw's lawsuit against the city's restrictions on home-based businesses was dismissed on Tuesday by Nashville’s Chancery Court of Davidson County. → Read More

Kobalt Promotes Sam Taylor to Executive VP Creative

Kobalt has promoted Sam Taylor to executive vp creative, the company announced Wednesday (July 10). He has been with Kobalt since 2016, when he was hired as senior vp creative. → Read More

Jimmy Harnen Promoted to Big Machine Label Group Records President and CEO

Following last week's acquisition of Big Machine Label Group by Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings, on Tuesday (July 9) Scott Borchetta announced Jimmy Harnen's promotion to BMLG Records president and CEO as part of a new longterm deal with the company. → Read More

Universal Music Group Fire Class Action Could Come Down to One Thing: Who Owns the Masters?

On June 21, a putative class action lawsuit was filed against Universal Music Group on behalf of artists whose master recordings are believed to have been destroyed in a 2008 fire on the Universal Studios backlot where they were stored. The main issue: To whom did the masters belong? → Read More

Universal Music Group Hit With Class Action Lawsuit by Tupac Estate, Soundgarden & More Over 2008 Vault Fire

A group of artists, their heirs and representatives of their estates filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) on Friday over a 2008 fire that destroyed up to 500,000 master recordings in the record company's archive vaults, according to an earlier New York Times article investigative report. → Read More

Float Fest 2019 Canceled Due to Production Issues at New Event Site

Float Fest 2019 in Gonzales, Texas, has been canceled due to production issues, festival organizers announced Friday (June 21). It is expected to return next year. → Read More