The A&R squads of Def Jam and Interscope recently took to the court in a friendly game of basketball. “But you got to be LaBron James last time! Why do I always have to be Muggsy Bogues? ” said Interscope’s Joie Manda to Def Jam’s Dion “No I.D” Wilson. “We would’ve let you be James Harden, but your defense is too good,” Wilson retorted. Seen hoping to meet Amy Schumer someday are Def Jam’s Tyrone Davis, Tuo, Brock and Noah Preston, Manda, Wilson and Interscope’s Archie Davis, Tim Glover, Manny Smith, Dash, Tone and George Ofori-Ampadu.
Inside sources at some of the major labels—who are bound by ironclad NDAs—say that Apple Music has attracted more than 10 million subscribers in a mere four weeks.
When country came to the Rose Bowl—following the domination of Eminem & Rihanna, Jay-Z with JT and three nights of One Direction—it seemed like a lower-impact alternative for a whole different crowd. But the seven-hour, five-act merger of the Big Revival/Burn It Down tours gave Pasadena a master class in country music’s real stopping power.
The New York Times Magazine's cover story on The Weeknd is a fascinating read, tracing the breakout star's trajectory from his aimless, druggy, impoverished teen years in Toronto to the top of the charts and featuring cameos by Republic's Monte Lipman and Wendy Goldstein and SONGS Music's Ron Perry, among others...
S-Curve/Hollywood breakout Andy Grammer collects a plaque for double platinum sales of his high-fidelity smash, "Honey, I'm Good," from the staff of The Today Show. On Friday, Grammer performed three songs live in Rockefeller Plaza as part of The Today Show Summer Concert Series...
"Hold Each Other" by Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World goes for adds at Pop radio this week, while IGBM/Columbia's Dej Loaf f/Big Sean and EP/Def Jam's Alessia Cara are among the contenders at Rhythm. Warner Bros.' Foals and Republic's Misterwives impact Alternative. Click the links for more, buddy.
Nothing says Halloween better than a Zombie... Rob Zombie, that is. The rocker, filmmaker and connoisseur of all things creepy has announced the return of his Great American Nightmare to Chicago. The event will take place at Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Il on 9/25-11/1. Tix go on sale this Friday (7/31). "It's more vile and disgusting than ever," shared Zombie. "Have fun."
At Saturday night's Rose Bowl extravaganza, superstar Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Music Group's Jon Loba shed an extra tear in their beer after being corralled into this photo op with our own Todd Hensley. Later, Todd enjoyed some sweet tea he'd hidden in his shoe. Read all about the gigantic show here.
Is there a song in your heart, baby? It must be the call of Broadway! We've got a list of this week's Top 10 highest grossing shows in New York. Among the shows earning a lot of Benjamins: Hamilton.
After Meek Mill accused Drake of having a ghostwriter earlier this week, the superstar used his Beats 1's show OVO Sound Radio Saturday to debut his retaliation, the diss track "Charged Up" and deflected some negative energy...
APPLE MUSIC OVER 10 MILLION
NDAs notwithstanding. (7/27a)
YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES: GOING FOR ADDS AT RADIO
AGBW brings a new smash to Pop. (7/27a)
Hip Hop beef, starring Drake. (7/26a)
EVERY ROSE BOWL HAS ITS THORN
Aldean and Loba encounter one of the perils of a West Coast visit. (7/27a)
A fascinating portrait of a very unorthodox star. (7/27a)