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Music Criticism Is Tongue-Tied, Says Daily Beast's Ted Gioia

A very interesting piece comes to us from Ted Gioia at The Daily Beast about music criticism, or rather its death, or rather its inability or unwillingness to use technical language or display, you know, any kind of actual knowledge. It's especially ...

Don't Let It Go: Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Nabs No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200 for Fifth Week, Looking to Sink OST 'Titanic'

'Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' features 10 original tunes from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as 22 score pieces composed by Christophe Beck.

"Secret" of the music industry? Producer Max Martin behind Billboard hits flies under the radar [VIDEO]

In "The Biggest Secret in the Music Industry," Boy in the Band explains that a high number of Billboard number-one smash hits have all come from the same Swedish producer: Max Martin. Artists he's made chart-toppers with include Backstreet Boys, ...

Women We Love Wednesdays: Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is not afraid to stand out. The 28-year-old firecracker always puts 110 percent (at least) into everything she does. From her first studio album The Archandroid to this year's The Electric Lady, Monae has managed to blend together ...

Billboard Holiday Chart features mostly classic holiday hits, Ariana Grande's 'Love Is Everything' debuts at No. 15

Christmastime is here once again! As millions of Americans take to their laptops and cars en route to the mall, one thing is inevitable: holiday music. Thus, Billboard has once again reinstated their annual Holiday 100, the ultimate list of the ...

Prince Royce Manages to Dethrone Marc Anthony From Hot Latin Chart's Top Spot With 'Darte Un Beso' [VIDEO]

Marc Anthony is kind of a big deal when it comes to salsa music, and Latin music in general. The vocalist's latest single, "Vivir Mi Vida," has been on top of the Billboard Hot Latin Chart for more nearly four months. That streak finally came to a ...

Katy Perry 'Roar' and Lady Gaga 'Applause' Rise to Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100: Did New Singles Knock Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' From No. 1 Song? [VIDEOS]

It was a battle for the Top 10 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. Two major singles from some of pop's biggest players, Katy Perry ("Roar") and Lady Gaga ("Applause") hit iTunes, streaming services and radio last week and we sure to...

Katy Perry 'Roar' Debuts at No. 85 on Billboard Hot 100, Top 10 Remains Same as Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' Holds at No. 1 for Tenth Straight Week [VIDEOS]

Though chart points have shifted slightly in the last seven days, the top 10 spots of the Hot 100 remain the same for Aug. 15 as they were last week, according to Billboard. This means, of course, that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"...

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Can Shoot For Download Records With "Applause" and "Roar" Respectively

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are cool with each other, as evidenced by the former's friendly tweet shout out regarding album leaks. However, now that Gaga was forced to move her single "Applause" up to release on Tuesday, versus Perry's new "Roar" ...

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