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Troy Carter’s Atom Factory Announces Tech Accelerator SMASHD Labs

Carter's company represents John Legend, Miguel and Meghan Trainor, among others.

Jay Z’s Historic Tidal Launches With 16 Artist Stakeholders

Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Madonna were among the artists present at the launch event in New York City on Monday.

Kanye West Exits CAA for UTA

He is parting ways with longtime agent Cara Lewis.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Sets Spotify First-Day Streaming Record

Tracks from the record streamed 9.6 million times during its first day, beating Michael Buble's 'Christmas.'

Explained: Kendrick Lamar’s Chaotic (and Planned) Surprise Release of ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Given the complexity of high-profile surprise releases, it's not surprising when errors occur.

Kanye West’s Publicist Earns EVP Stripes

Def Jam Records veteran Gabe Tesoriero takes on the new title of executive vp media and artist relations.

MTV’s Last Executive Link to Its Music Programming Past, Van Toffler, Is Leaving the Network

Toffler leaves MTV after a 28-year run and is currently in discussions with potential investors for his next venture, Below the Radar.

Jay Z Gets Into Streaming With $56 Million Bid for Spotify Rival

He will buy — via the fantastically named Project Panther Bidco — Aspiro, the Swedish parent company of two subscription streaming services, WiMP and TIDAL.

Amazon Touts Big Numbers for Prime During Holidays

The company also revealed the most-streamed music on Prime during the holiday season

Apple’s Beats Music Relaunch Reportedly Coming in March

The bundling is expected as early as March 2015