Lots of industry chatter about a New York Post story posted Saturday night and headlined “Streaming music ‘war’ looming between Jay Z’s Tidal and Apple.” It was written not by respected media reporter Claire Atkinson but by Page Six gossip columnist Emily Smith, causing some to view its revelations with a healthy dose of skepticism.
SoCal’s rite of spring returns to its longtime home of Irving Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 16. Here’s the skinny. Click for larger view of poster.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. views the L.A. opening of Motown: The Musical later this month as a manifestation of “a fairytale that happened to come true.”
Breaking his own traditional Cone of Silence on social media, Jay Z took to Twitter Sunday morning among a rising wave of backlash in order to defend his Tidal streaming service...
Capitol Music Group has tapped Mitra Darab as SVP Marketing, reporting to EVP Greg Thompson. The industry vet will lead the “Vine” group overseeing marketing and digital on Sam Smith, Five Seconds of Summer, Tori Kelly and other artists...
During the launch event for the new album by Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic’s Zac Brown Band, from which 22 stations offered live broadcasts, the multiformat star poses with his label team. After the formal portion of the evening, everyone changed into their Varvatos jammies. Seen feeling a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll are (l-r): Southern Ground’s Sally Martin, Randi Events’ Brittany Olsen, SG’s Ed Eschleman, Mince Productions’ Ellen Appleton, SG’s Paul Williams, Neda Tobin and Mara Sidweber, Zac Brown, BMLG’s Jackie Campbell, John Zarling and Christine Drexel, Randi Events’ Julia Page and SG’s Chuck Swaney.
Nicki Minaj, Banks and Adam Lambert are among the artists hitting Pop radio with new singles this week. Nicki also brings her "The Night Is Still Young" to Rhythm, where she's joined by newcomer Alyxx Dione. Meanwhile, Bleachers and Panic! at the Disco bring fresh tracks to Alternative. Click the links for details, buddy.
Nathan Sykes, frontman of The Wanted and the first Top 40 artist on Ashley Tabor and Randy Phillips' Global Entertainment, enjoys the Z100 stop on his promo tour with PD Mark Medina and promo legend Richard Palmese. Later, Sykes found out the photo would be running here, and ran screaming into the street.
NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
In the U.S. it's Brittany; in Britain it's Josh. (4/27a)
MOTOWN GOES HOLLYWOOD
Opening night Tuesday at the Pantages. (4/27a)
JAY Z TWEETS...
He's pissed off and he's not gonna take it anymore. (4/27a)
CALLING ALL WEENIES
KROQ busts out the deets on the 2015 Weenie Roast y Fiesta. (4/27a)
We are Furious yellow. (4/26a)