Michael Jackson files allegedly stolen by hackers | Reuters

Sources could not confirm British media reports that tens of thousands of files, most of them by Jackson, were allegedly downloaded illegally, although files can vary from entire tracks to small snippets of music. via Reuters.

Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance – The Juice | Billboard.com

Nicki Minaj’s Grammys onstage exorcism yesterday Feb. 12, left most people one of three: confused, blown away or offended. The Catholic League issued a statement of the rapstress performance that leaves no doubt to which one of those three categories they belong to via Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance – The Juice […]

Lana Del Rey has last laugh with top Billboard debut | Reuters

After weeks of hype and ridicule, singer Lana Del Rey had the last laugh on Wednesday by scoring the week’s highest debut on the Billboard 200 album chart with her new record “Born To Die.” via Reuters.

Axed musicians to protest outside Grammy Awards show | Reuters

Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt and Bobby Sanabria are among the dozens of artists who have spoken out against the decision. Musicians say the Grammy cuts will harm their careers financially and diminish the profile of music enjoyed by minority communities. via Reuters.

Music-Slam Radio #32: The 2011 Mix

Wild Flag – Something Came Over Me The Black Keys – Lonely Boy Wild Flag – Romance Foo Fighters – Back and Forth The Roots – The Other Side Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks Charles Bradley feat. Menahan Street Band – The World (Is Going Up In Flames) Daniele Luppi & Danger Mouse […]

Adele tops Rolling Stones 2011 album and single list | Reuters

” 21 was this years most stunning pop success, transmuting the young Brits personal sorrow — the collapse of an 18-month relationship — into a 13-million-selling smash that leapt across borders and oceans and united everyone from teeny-boppers to baby boomers to hip-hop-heads,” said Rolling Stone editors. Via  Reuters

Complete List of 2012 Grammy Nominees

1. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Holocene Bon Iver Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers Track from: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar] Grenade Bruno Mars The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers Track […]

Online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011: Gartner | Reuters

Many consumers took early advantage of the Internet to illegally share music through services like Napster, hurting music labels like Universal, Warner and EMI that still dominate the industry. via  Reuters.