Oak View Group & Agua Caliente Team Up for Palm Springs Arena

Oak View Group & Agua Caliente Team Up for Palm Springs Arena

Federally recognized tribe Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and sports and entertainment company Oak View Group (OVG) have announced a partnership to build a new state-of-the-art privately financed sports and entertainment arena on Agua Caliente land in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
Just How Much Money Is There in Unclaimed Black Box Royalties?

Just How Much Money Is There in Unclaimed Black Box Royalties?

How much black box money is built-up from on-demand digital services? Billboard estimates at most $250 million.
Miranda Mulholland

'The Creative Middle Class Is Being Annihilated': Music Canada's New Report Calls for Closing the Value Gap

In the new report, Music Canada -- which represents the major record companies in Canada and works to support and develop the music sector -- is calling for the Canadian government to “rebalance the music marketplace and restore fairness to the creators of music,” it states in the press release that came out after the event.
U.S. Capitol Building

House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns

With many indie songwriters concerned about how the Mechanical Licensing Collective created by the Music Modernization Act will handle the buildup of black box royalties from 2014-2019, it was announced that distributions will not occur before 2023.
Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance Signs With Arista Records

Greyson Chance -- a teen viral sensation-turned-singer/songwriter -- has inked a new record deal with Arista Records and Sony Music.
Idris Elba

Idris Elba Signs Global Publishing Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

Actor and artist Idris Elba signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG is also set to sub-publish artists on Elba's own London-based label, 7Wallace.
R. Kelly

An Alleged Sex Tape in R. Kelly Case Has Been Turned Over to Defense

Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly’s attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago.
J. Cole in "Revenge" trailer for Dreamville.

J. Cole Announces Dreamville Film 'Dreamers': Watch the Trailer

Dreamville season is here. After dropping off a two-track appetizer to 'Revenge of the Dreamers III' earlier in June, J. Cole shared a trailer to the forthcoming 'Dreamers' documentary on Wednesday (June 26).
Stan and Eva Dunford

Former Trucking Mogul Talks Entering the Concert Biz and Landing The Rolling Stones' Only Canadian Gig

Stan Dunford spoke to Billboard about the difficulties of switching careers, why he purchased his own live event property, and what having the Stones at his space means to the future of his company.