• $90 Million Lawsuit Against Live Nation Tests Unorthodox Legal Theory

    $90 Million Lawsuit Against Live Nation Tests Unorthodox Legal Theory
    Do the legal protections that prevent Live Nation from retaliating against venues for not using Ticketmaster also protect venues that reportedly owe money to the global promoter?
    A Cleveland venue owner and promoter is testing this unorthodox legal theory in a $90 million lawsuit against Live Nation filed earlier this week in District Court. In 2019, the Cleveland venue ended its booking agreement with Live Nation in an apparent dispute over money owed to the global concert promoter.In a ci
  • BROCKHAMPTON Performed At The Legendary Shangri-La Studios – Giving Fans a New Movie-Like Experience

    BROCKHAMPTON Performed At The Legendary Shangri-La Studios – Giving Fans a New Movie-Like Experience
    On April 9th, BROCKHAMPTON performed a livestream ‘moment’, Live from The Chapel, at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. The group performed tracks off their newly released album, ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE. The ‘moment’ felt more like watching a movie than any regular livestream by how the group portrayed a specific scene to match each […]
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  • Bobby Brown Unpacks ‘Generational’ Cycle Behind Whitney Houston & His Kids’ Deaths on ‘Red Table Talk’

    Bobby Brown Unpacks ‘Generational’ Cycle Behind Whitney Houston & His Kids’ Deaths on ‘Red Table Talk’
    Bobby Brown unpacked the “generational” cycle that plagued the late members of his family on the latest Red Table Talk episode Wednesday (April 14).
    His son, Bobby Brown Jr., died on Nov. 18, 2020, at age 28, and the recent autopsy report revealed the cause of death to be “combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.” Five years earlier, his daughter and Brown Jr.’s half-sister, Bobbi Kristina, died at age 22 on July 26, 2015, aft
  • Bob Dylan’s guitar from ‘Blonde On Blonde’ sessions goes up for auction

    Bob Dylan’s guitar from ‘Blonde On Blonde’ sessions goes up for auction
    The guitar played by Bob Dylan on ‘Blonde On Blonde’ has gone up for auction.READ MORE: Bob Dylan’s poetic mastery: 10 of his finest lyricsDylan used the 1965 Fender Electric XII instrument during sessions for his seventh studio album, which was released in 1966.
    The piece of music history – valued at $1million (£725,115) by Heritage Auction Appraisal Services – has gone under the hammer through Gotta Have Rock And Roll, an online auction house specialisi
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  • Saweetie Shares Her ‘Fashion Girl’ Tips Featuring Her New Quay Sunglasses Collection

    Saweetie Shares Her ‘Fashion Girl’ Tips Featuring Her New Quay Sunglasses Collection
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Saweetie “can’t stop, won’t stop, get guap” — thanks to her new collaboration with Quay.
    The sunglasses company dropped their Luxe collection with the Icy Girl on Wednesday (April 14), and the line features a number of on-trend, glam styles with fitting names such as “High Profile” (pictured above), “Go
  • 2021 Juno Awards Postponed for Second Time: Here’s the New Date

    2021 Juno Awards Postponed for Second Time: Here’s the New Date
    The 2021 Juno Awards have been postponed for the second time. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in March, but in December was pushed back to May 16. On Wednesday (April 14), the show was pushed back again to June 6.
    The move was made “out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement released by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and its partners, including CBC and Insight Productions.
    This is th
  • One of a kind Beatles 'White Album' set to fetch $1,000,000

    One of a kind Beatles 'White Album' set to fetch $1,000,000
    Considered the holy grail of all Beatles albums, the only known factory sealed White Album Marked 0000001 hits the block today for New Jersey auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll.
  • Rammstein curate new Apple Music playlist featuring Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and more

    Rammstein curate new Apple Music playlist featuring Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and more
    Rammstein have curated a new playlist for Apple Music featuring tracks by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke and Nine Inch Nails.READ MORE: Rammstein – ‘Untitled’ reviewThe German metal group were approached by Demna Gvasalia, the artistic director of fashion brand Balenciaga, who began the series by curating his own playlist containing songs by Kanye West, Cardi B and Muse.
    Launched today (April 14) Rammstein’s collection is comprised of music based on their in
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  • How Kelly Clarkson’s Wildly Popular ‘Kellyoke’ Covers Get Made

    How Kelly Clarkson’s Wildly Popular ‘Kellyoke’ Covers Get Made
    When the team behind the syndicated Kelly Clarkson Show were drawing up their wish list for the format of the daily talker hosted the beloved pop star, there was one unshakable element they had to lead with: music.
    “We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if we open the show up with a different cover,’ just like she already does? Because we were trying to incorporate different pieces of Kelly into the show,” Alex Duda, the NBCUniversal-distributed series’ executi
  • Imanbek Signs With ICM Partners & Primary Talent International

    Imanbek Signs With ICM Partners & Primary Talent International
    Fresh off his Grammy win for best remixed recording, Imanbek has signed with ICM Partners and Primary Talent International for worldwide representation.
    The 20-year-old Kazakh producer born Imanbek Zeikenov will be represented at ICM Partners by the agency’s head of electronic music Simon Clarkson and Paul Gongaware in the Americas and by Paul McQueen at Primary Talent in all other territories. Imanbek will continue to be managed by Kirill Lupinos at the Russian Independent label Effective
  • Iron Maiden reschedule European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour to 2022

    Iron Maiden reschedule European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour to 2022
    Iron Maiden have rescheduled their European ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis – see new dates for 2022 below.
    The metal legends’ manager Rod Smallwood said in a statement: ​“Naturally the band are hugely disappointed; a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take.
    “They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, rea
  • Akon Draws Political Fire Over Ambitious Business Plans With Ugandan Regime

    Akon Draws Political Fire Over Ambitious Business Plans With Ugandan Regime
    Rapper/singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s reputation after an election earlier this year marred by violence, an internet shutdown and allegations of vote rigging, the U.S. based groups Human Rights Foundation and Vanguard Africa said in a joint letter to Akon shared late Monda
  • Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration Behind Fearless Track ‘Hey Stephen’

    Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration Behind Fearless Track ‘Hey Stephen’
    Taylor Swift stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (April 13) to finally break the news to the late-night comedian that he did not inspire the country track.
  • Triller Owner Names Mahi de Silva CEO as Mike Lu Transitions to President

    Triller Owner Names Mahi de Silva CEO as Mike Lu Transitions to President
    TrillerNet, the parent company of short-form video app Triller, is shaking up its leadership and appointing non-executive board chairman Mahi de Silva to CEO, the company announced today (April 14).
    De Silva is the co-founder and CEO of Amplify.ai, a customer engagement platform which TrillerNet — formerly Triller Network — is acquiring. He replaces Mike Lu, who has served as CEO since February 2017. Lu will transition to the role of TrillerNet president, and expa
  • Jessica Simpson’s Mom Says Singer Wanted ‘to Be a Recluse’ Because of Body-Shamers

    Jessica Simpson’s Mom Says Singer Wanted ‘to Be a Recluse’ Because of Body-Shamers
    Jessica Simpson’s mother, Tina Simpson, appeared on the TODAY Show Wednesday (April 14) to open up about the hardest thing to witness her daughter go through under the spotlight.
    “I have to be honest: To me, the hardest thing with Jessica has been the weight. Because the way people judge her, it’s unbelievable. Body shaming is a terrible thing, and no girl should have to go through that — or guy. Period,” she told TODAY’s Sheinelle Jon
  • iHeartMedia Stock (IHRT) Reaches Record High Following Analyst Upgrades

    iHeartMedia Stock (IHRT) Reaches Record High Following Analyst Upgrades
    iHeartMedia stock (IHRT) has quietly climbed by approximately 55 percent since 2021’s start – and nearly tripled in value since April of 2020, touching an all-time-high of over $20 per share in the process. At the time of this piece’s writing, the San Antonio-headquartered radio company’s shares were worth $19.70 apiece – an almost $3 […]
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  • Demi Lovato Brings Her Big Voice to NPR’s Tiny Desk: Watch

    Demi Lovato Brings Her Big Voice to NPR’s Tiny Desk: Watch
    Demi Lovato made her Tiny Desk debut on Wednesday (April 14) with a stripped-down, three-song set from her backyard.
    Backed by only a keyboardist, Lovato allowed her powerhouse vocals to shine through performances of her 2017 single “Tell Me You Love Me,” along with two cuts — “The Art Of Starting Over” and “Dancing With The Devil” — from her new album, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.
    “I’m super excited to
  • Mark Ronson docuseries ‘Watch the Sound’ to launch on Apple TV+

    Mark Ronson docuseries ‘Watch the Sound’ to launch on Apple TV+
    Mark Ronson is set to host a new docuseries for Apple TV+, titled Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson.
    The six-part show will examine “sound creation and the revolutionary technology that has shaped music as we know it”, according to a press release.
    Watch the Sound hails from Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville, and will debut on the streaming platform on July 30.READ MORE: The Big Read – Mark Ronson: “Amy Winehouse turned my song off after about five fucking seconds
  • Marina announces ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’ album, shares new song ‘Purge The Poison’

    Marina announces ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’ album, shares new song ‘Purge The Poison’
    Marina has shared the details of her fifth album ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’ alongside brand new track ‘Purge The Poison’.READ MORE: Marina – ‘Love + Fear’ review‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Love + Fear‘, is released on June 11. You can view the tracklist below. Pre-orders are available here.
    The pulsating ‘Purge The Poison’ comes with a trippy, Weird Life Films-directed music
  • First-ever full-length concert NFT auctioned off for $1.2million

    First-ever full-length concert NFT auctioned off for $1.2million
    Dutch DJ Don Diablo has sold the first-ever concert NFT for $1.2million (£874,572).READ MORE: WTF is an NFT? Kings Of Leon’s weird non-fungible token thing – explained!The hour-long live show, dubbed ‘Destination Hexagonia’, was created exclusively for the NFT (non-fungible token) auction through which it was sold for 600 Ethereum ($1.2m), DJ Mag reports.
    Filmed over the course of one year, the project was made in collaboration with videographer Paul Snijder, b
  • Live Nation Names Sherri Sosa President of Venue Nation’s U.S. Group

    Live Nation Names Sherri Sosa President of Venue Nation’s U.S. Group
    Industry veteran Sherri Sosa has been named president of Venue Nation for the promotion company’s U.S. division. In her new role, Sosa will oversee all operations, business development and marketing for the leading venue management company’s portfolio of more than 100 venues in the U.S., including amphitheaters, ballrooms, theaters, and clubs across the country.
    “It is an incredible honor to be leading Venue Nation’s robust portfolio of venues across the U.S. during this
  • Bad Bunny & James Corden Battle Over Who’s the ‘Best’ Bunny in Hilarious Skit: Watch

    Bad Bunny & James Corden Battle Over Who’s the ‘Best’ Bunny in Hilarious Skit: Watch
    Bad Bunny is no new face on The Late Late Show With James Corden, having previously performed songs such as “Te Deseo Lo Mejor” and “Pero Ya No” on the late-night program. For his latest appearance, the Puerto Rican singer shows off his acting skills in a new skit with Corden.
    Dubbed “Bad Bunny v. Good Bunny,” the six-minute video shows the rivalry between Bad Bunny and Corden, aka Good Bunny.
    “The rivalry I had with Good Bunny made me the artist I am to
  • Billboard Dance Emerging Artists April 2021: The Four Acts Heating Up Our Speakers This Month

    Billboard Dance Emerging Artists April 2021: The Four Acts Heating Up Our Speakers This Month
    It’s a strange time to be an up-and-coming artist. The clubs and festivals you’d typically cut your teeth at are closed and cancelled. The fans you’d be aggregating at such events are banned from gathering. Some artists might be pulling massive livestream numbers, but that’s hard to do when big audiences don’t yet know your name.
    And still, a year-plus of quarantine has provided artists (and most everyone) with the most precious commodity: time. New and new-ish acts
  • Lance Bass Isn’t Technically on ‘The Circle,’ But This Is the *NSYNC Member He’d Catfish As

    Lance Bass Isn’t Technically on ‘The Circle,’ But This Is the *NSYNC Member He’d Catfish As
    What’s it like to walk a mile in Lance Bass’ shoes? His longtime assistant Lisa Delcampo finds out in season 2 of Netflix’s The Circle, in which she pretends to be the *NSYNC star for a chance to win $100,000.
    For those unfamiliar with the reality competition, eight contestants move in to the same apartment building, though they are confined to their own individual apartments and do not meet face-to-face throughout the season. They use a specially designed social medi
  • Live Nation Vet Russell Doussan Launches Doussan Music Group

    Live Nation Vet Russell Doussan Launches Doussan Music Group
    Former Live Nation president for New Orleans Russell Doussan has launched a new company, Doussan Music Group.
    “Introducing each artist to their fans through the live music experience is a passion of mine. As the artist hits the stage, feeling the energy in the room and hearing the venue come alive, is what drives me. Music is the soundtrack of our lives,” he tells Billboard.
    The company plans to have their first live shows in late Summer and Fall of 2021 where markets with a full sca
  • Listen to Girl In Red’s energetic new song ‘You Stupid Bitch’

    Listen to Girl In Red’s energetic new song ‘You Stupid Bitch’
    Girl In Red has shared her new song ‘You Stupid Bitch’ – listen to the track below.READ MORE: The NME 100: What happened to the rising stars next?The track is the latest preview of Marie Ulven’s upcoming debut album ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’, which is set for release on April 30.
    Speaking about the complicated friendship that inspired ‘You Stupid Bitch’, Girl In Red explained in a press release: “There’s this line from this movie I
  • BTS Teams Up With Inkbox for ‘Dynamite’ Inspired Temporary Tattoo Collection

    BTS Teams Up With Inkbox for ‘Dynamite’ Inspired Temporary Tattoo Collection
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    The ARMY can now sport some BTS ink — without the commitment of a real tattoo.
    The superstar septet teamed up with Inkbox to unveil a series of fun, semi-permanent tattoos inspired by the group’s Hot 100 chart topper, “Dynamite.”
    The line of 11 temporary tattoos feature designs inspired by the single’s artwork and retro aesthetic, inclu
  • Marina Announces New Album ‘Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land,’ Drops ‘Purge the Poison’: Listen

    Marina Announces New Album ‘Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land,’ Drops ‘Purge the Poison’: Listen
    Marina has returned with “Purge the Poison,” a guitar-driven track about the work that must be done to heal the planet and ourselves, today (April 14).
    The singer-songwriter also announced that her fifth studio album, Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land, will arrive on June 11.
    The song is an Earth Day anthem of sorts, as Marina sings about the challenges of “protecting the planet” and “healing our own damage,” while referencing historic pop cultur
  • Listen to playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign

    Listen to playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign
    Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals, Brian Eno, Hot Chip and many more acts have curated playlists for a new climate change campaign.READ MORE: “I’d rather be called a hypocrite than do fuck all”: how music is tackling climate changePlaylists For Earth, a new initiative by non-profit ClientEarth, sees acts and festivals sharing playlists that spread messages about saving the planet. The song titles on each playlist communicate important notes when they are read in order as a fu
  • Hear playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign

    Hear playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign
    Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals, Brian Eno, Hot Chip and many more acts have curated playlists for a new climate change campaign.READ MORE: “I’d rather be called a hypocrite than do fuck all”: how music is tackling climate changePlaylists For Earth, a new initiative by non-profit ClientEarth, sees acts and festivals share playlists that spread messages about saving the planet. The song titles on each playlist communicate important notes when they are read in order as a full

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