CONTEST: My Pen Rocks

NEWSROOM: MUMFORD & SON FINISH RECORDING NEW ALBUM

NEWSROOM: SHAKIRA NEARS DEAL WITH LIVE NATION

OUT THE BOX: BIRDMAN TO PUT CASH MONEY ARTISTS ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH 'RICH GANG' FILM

ON TOUR: COACHELLA 2012 REVIEW

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: A LOOK AT MUSIC EXEC'S RISING PAY: $34.6 MILLION YEAR FOR IRVING AZOFF

Most top music industry executives saw their compensation packages increase in 2011, according to an analysis by THR.THR looked at recently disclosed compensation for the leadership of publicly traded companies with music tie-ins, from

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ALBUM REVIEW: NEON TREES 'PICTURE SHOW'

Fans of this Utah synth-rock outfit's ultra-catchy 2010 hit "Animal" will find much to appreciate about Neon Trees' sophomore album, "Picture Show," which leads with a half-dozen hook bombs right in a row, including the insistent

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BUSINESS TRENDS: MADONNA INSPIRES NEW DIET COKE BOTTLES

Diet Coke has unveiled a new line of fashionable bottles, one of which draws inspiration from Madonna's infamous cone bra ensemble.
Famed French
designer Jean Paul Gaultier -- the man who created Madge's iconic 1990 outfit -- was

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LIST'EM: DIDDY TOPS FORBES' WEALTHIEST HIP-HOP ARTISTS

Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes.The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LIL WAYNE SIGNS 4-ALBUM DEAL WITH CASHMONEY

Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album

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AMPLIFIED: ALANIS MORISSETTE UPCOMING ALBUM 'HAVOC'

Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. It's her seventh studio album and first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, who has

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS 'KIDS IN THE STREET'

It's easy to understand why the title track of the All-American Rejects' fourth studio album, "Kids in the Street," pines for simpler times -- the rest of the set piles on emotional complexities and angst both existential and heartbreakingly concrete.

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: TOPSPIN PARTNERS WITH TUNECORE

Topspin and TuneCore Announce a 'Technical Integration' Digital sales and marketing has gotten easier and more affordable as two leaders in their respective fields announced a partnership Wednesday. Digital distributor TuneCore and

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