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July 2, 2016 - Issue 17

An Open Letter to Congress


As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change.

Paul Simon - Fifty years in, the artist hits a career high on the Billboard 200 and has some thoughts about his voice (“it’s better”) and Donald Trump (“anger is an addiction”).

The Tragedy in Orlando - Following a weekend of horror in Florida, Billboard reflects on the lives lost to gun violence and examines the need for heightened club security.

Billboard investigates both sides of the aisle as consumer grousing about unfair ticketing practices moves toward legislative action.

2016 Digital Power Players List


On the Cover: Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Over 150 Artists and Execs Unite With Billboard to Pen Open Letter to Congress to Stop Gun Violence

Item: BLI-07/02/2016  Issue Date: 07/02/2016