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Doing it Their Way, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Go 2-for-2 at No. 1

Seattle rapper Macklemore and hip-hop producer Ryan Lewis broke with the sleeper, “Thrift Shop,” selling more than 6 million digital copies while racking up close to 300 million YouTube views… and they’re back. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis become the first duo to reach No.

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Top 5 MusicBiz Articles of the Week: April 28 – May 3

Jay-Z Drops ‘100$ Bill’ To Go ‘Hand In Hand’ With ‘Great Gatsby’ @RobMarkman Jay-Z is already a mogul in the music industry, and last week we discussed Roc Nation’s entrance into the world of sports. Now comes the movie business.

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Top Music Articles of the Week (February 1, 2013)

#1 : Beyoncé will pay ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars to sing at Super Bowl? Sara Nathan I MailOnline I 1-28-2013 According to MailOnline, Beyoncé will pay all but $600,000 in production costs for her Super Bowl half-time performance. To give y…

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Top Music Business Articles of the Week (January 25, 2013)

#1 : From Sinatra to Aretha, the role of music in the inauguration I Denise Quan and Jack Hannah I CNN I 1-21-13 We’re all interested to see which musical artists are selected to perform at the President’s Inauguration. According to David Gergen q…

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Top Music Business Articles of the Week (January 18, 2013)

Image Credit: Theo Wargo/ #1: Destiny’s Child Returns—but Not to Make Money I Keenan Mayo I 1/11/13 When musical groups reunite after a long hiatus, the motivations are usually financial. Mayo points out that the Destiny’s Child reuni…

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