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Former Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole, who led investigations on Notorious B.I.G.’s murder, has died. Investigation Into The Death Of Notorious B.I.G. Continues Poole died suddenly on Wednesday of a possible heart attack while speaking with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide investigators about a cold case, Los Angeles Times reports. Poole was a leading investigator on the killing…

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It’s no secret that Ray J’s got quite the dramatic relationship with the ladies, but the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star may have just quashed reports of his current status with girlfriend (or is she his ex again?) Princess Love going violent. You see, TMZ recently ran a story about Ray J and Princess getting into a physical altercation…

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Next Big Sound offered one of the most complete sets of data in the music industry, but its about to lose a key data providers. Now that Next Big Sound is owned by Pandora, Soundcloud has decided it no longer wanted to share its data feed. In a statement to MusicAlly a SoundCloud spokesperson wrote: Since SoundCloud’s beginning we’ve focused…

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Leading digital video companies’ revenue grew 17% year-over-year (YoY) during the second quarter, a slight deceleration from 18% YoY growth last quarter. The slowdown in overall growth is largely attributed to YuMe’s inadequate rollout of a new product offering. Meanwhile, Tremor Video and TubeMogul attributed their gains to an increased focus on programmatic offerings. Here are some key takeaways from…

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Beyonce bounds 37-13 on the Social 50 chart (dated Aug. 29) with a little help from her daughter Blue. The star posted five photos and a video clip on Instagram during the tracking week ending Aug. 16 from her recent cover shoot for the coveted September issue of Vogue (traditionally the publication’s largest issue of the year). This is Beyonce’s…

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Earlier this year, when Apple Music joined an already crowded music streaming field, many people wondered if all the services could co-exist. But music streaming is taking over the world, and if you still don’t believe that to be true — you will, now. According to Next Big Sound’s annual industry report, more than 1 trillion songs have streamed between…

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Controversy around the creation of a “patriotic media group” in Russia continues as Russian Media Group’s newly appointed general director resigned after just a few days in office and several leading artists threatened to pull their tracks from rotation on RMG’s flagship Russkoye Radio. Last month, producer Vladimir Kiselev announced that a media group focused on promoting Russian artists with…

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When journalist Jody Rosen coined the term “bro country” in a New York magazine article two years ago in August, he likely had no idea the phrase would become either so pervasive, or so divisive. Rosen defined bro country as “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” But it eventually took on a larger context…

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Want to live like Kurt Cobain…before he was famous? The Nirvana frontman’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Wash. (note: about two hours outside of Seattle by car) has been on the market almost six months, and is now listed at $329,000. The initial asking price was $500,000, and was cut to $400,000 back in March. Kurt Cobain Demos & Comedy Skit…

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The BandPage Rhapsody partnership is netting impressive results, according to stats released by the company this morning. Using BandPage’s behavioral algorithms musicians can now connect with their biggest fans on Rhapsody. Over the last few months, push notifications were sent to thousands of users who showed in an artist, and the level of resulting engagement far exceeded typical click through…

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One in 10 iOS users are streaming via Apple Music, according to a new study. The research showed that 77% of iOS users in the US are aware of Apple Music, with 11% using the new streaming service. MusicWatch surveyed 5,000 US consumers and weighted the results to the US population. Among those who had tried Apple Music, 48% reported…

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Shares in SFX Entertainment have continued to fall after CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman failed in his initial bid to take the company back private. The EDM promoter’s stock price tumbled 23.3% to $1.02 yesterday morning (August 18), before rebounding to $1.08. The drop came after an analyst downgraded the stock to “sell”. Sillerman (pictured), who took the company public in…

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Music lovers everywhere: it’s time to tune in, turn the volume up, and celebrate because Thursday, August 20 is National Radio Day. This holiday has been celebrated since the early 1990s on Aug. 20, honoring the day the first news radio station, 8MK radio in Detroit was licensed by the FCC and went on the air in 1920. But this…

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Last night on his online show “Larry King Now”, Larry King sat down with Morrissey for an in-depth interview, billed as Morrissey’s first in 10 years. In the chat, they discussed the GOP, Donald Trump, and Obama (“Is he white inside? I think it’s a very logical question”); Morrissey’s alleged sexual assault by airport security (“he went straight for my…

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A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission is heading back to the classroom. Joshua D. Wright, who has served as a commissioner for two-plus years, will resign this coming Monday (Aug. 24) and return to his teaching position at George Mason University School of Law, the FTC has announced. Wright, 38, was appointed by President Obama to replace J.…