Ticketmaster Acquires Blockchain Ticketing Solution Upgraded

The technology can be implemented without organizers replacing their existing access control hardware. Ticketmaster has acquired blockchain ticketing solution, Upgraded. Upgraded converts traditional tickets into secure interactive digital assets protected by blockchain which prevents fans from purchasing fraudulent tickets and provides event creators with more control over ticket distribution. Using blockchain technology, Upgraded uses encrypted barcodes to […]

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Mija's Turns Up the Disco On Nick Monaco's Dark 'River': Exclusive

Mija‘s remix of Nick Monaco’s “River,” premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance today (Oct. 17), puts a classic dance rhythm into its mood and turns it up with instrumental glitter. The song’s sexy sax riffs and moaning guitar come under spotlight, luring you to dance to its heightened tempo. Deep groove freak-master Nick Monaco has always been an eclectic spirit. On stage, […]

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Taali Debuts 'Powerful and Vulnerable' Video for 'Hear You Now': Premiere

Empowerment is the theme and subject of singer and songwriter Taali’s debut single “Hear You Now” and its accompanying video, premiering exclusively below. The highly conceptual clip features Taali — until now a songwriter and backing vocalist — performing the song surrounded by curly-haired “guardian angels,” with the track’s backing vocals provided by women from […]

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Takehisa Kosugi, Composer for Merce Cunningham, Dies at 80

Takehisa Kosugi, an avant-garde composer who was an accomplished violinist but was just as likely to play bicycle spokes or inflatable balls in his innovative explorations of the sonic landscape, died on Oct. 12 in Ashiya City, Japan. He was 80. The Merce Cunningham Trust said the cause was esophageal cancer. Mr. Kosugi composed for […]

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Fran Drescher Says She's Talking to Cardi B's Team About Starring in Possible 'Nanny' Reboot

Fran Drescher is following through with her idea to work with Cardi B on a potential reboot of her 90’s sitcom The Nanny, as she revealed to ExtraTV on Monday (Oct. 15).  “[I’m] talking to her representation,” Drescher said. “It’s really getting me excited. It’s fresh and could be super fun.” The 61-year-old star has previously […]

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Is Lady Gaga at a New Career Peak? Tracing From 'Just Dance' to 'A Star Is Born' on the Chart Beat Podcast

Plus, guest Martha Reeves reminisces about her Motown classic “Dancing in the Street.” Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what’s on the charts … is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical […]

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